"X" to mark the vote in Thursday’s Euro Elections
20th May 2014
On Thursday (22 May 2014) polling stations across the Highlands will be open from 7am to 10 pm for people to cast their vote in the European Elections.
Already more than 18,000 people have returned postal votes. Those still to post their vote must do so tomorrow (Wednesday), or deliver their envelope to any one of the 265 polling stations on Thursday.
The Local Returning Officer in the Highlands for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections, Chief Executive of The Highland Council, Steve Barron wants voters to be aware of what they need to do to cast their vote on Thursday.
He said: "We want to make sure people know that they should use a single X when they vote in this election. The X should be placed in the empty box alongside the chosen party or candidate. Everyone who is registered should have received a card with details of the polling place where they can cast their vote but if they have any queries they should get in touch with our election team on 01349 886657."
The Statement of Parties and Individual Candidates Nominated and Notice of Poll can be found on the Council's website
The Highland count will take place on Sunday at the Football Academy in Dingwall from 4.30pm onwards. The result will be relayed to the Scottish Regional Returning Officer in Edinburgh at the end of the evening. The six successful Scottish MEPs will be known on Monday once the counts from the 32 local returning areas are all completed.
The Council will be keeping people up-to-date during the different stages of Sundays count through the website
www.highland.gov.uk and twitter.
"The forward look of the Council is one of ambition, improving outcomes and working across Communities". This is the view of the external audit report on The Highland Council.
The Council has a legal duty to provide certain advice and information services on debt, welfare and housing for local residents. Employment rights advice is also provided but there is no statutory duty on the Council to provide this.
Highland Council is fully supportive of the aim to close the poverty-related educational attainment gap between children and young people from the least and most disadvantaged communities. In Highland, 1537 Primary and 1006 Secondary School children live in the most deprived data zones.
Last week, The Highland Council issued rent suspension orders (RSO) in relation to a number of properties being operated as unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMO). The orders, which have been served on the owners and tenants, mean that the tenants are no longer under any obligation to pay rent to their landlord.
The Leader of The Highland Council Councillor Margaret Davidson welcomed the First Minister's announcement of a Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund to deliver much needed improvements to tourist infrastructure to support the rising numbers of visitors to the Highlands. This comes the week after figures were published for August which showed Highland visitor attractions were performing 17% higher compared to August last year, a result that is backed by accounts from residents and businesses that the area has been hugely popular with visitors this season.
The Highland Council is ready for winter and prepared to grit council roads as the council's winter maintenance programme starts on 14 October. Trunk roads in Highland are the responsibility of Transport Scotland and their operators Bear Scotland.
Trading Standards are looking for young people to take part in test purchasing exercises. We want to find out which shops are breaking the law by selling age restricted products to young people under 18.
Caithness Civic leader Cllr Willie Mackay (centre) cuts the tape at the opening of the newly refurbished half mile Killimster Moss stretch of the B876 Wick to Thurso road. Looking on are some of the Highland council workers praised for the project which was done on time and within budget.
Caithness Civic Leader Cllr Willie Mackay has welcomed the reopening of the B876 Killimster Moss Road. A stretch of the Caithness Wick to Thurso road at Killimster Moss was refurbished over a four week programme of improvement and reopened on Friday 29 September.
A chance to have your say. Voters are being invited to have their say on a review of polling places throughout the Highland Council area The Council has today (Monday 2 October 2017) launched a consultation over its review of election polling districts and polling places.
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