Anyone over 16 years of age who resides within the Community Council boundary area can stand for election. All that is required is that the candidate, proposer and seconders’ names appear on the Electoral Register. (Alternative measures for identification and residency status of candidates may be undertaken in certain circumstances)
There are currently 2 vacancies being advertised for Merchant City & Trongate Community Council.
3. Closing Date
Valid nomination forms must be submitted to Glasgow City Council (see below) by Friday 13th May 2022. Nomination forms are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Filling Vacancies
- Uncontested Election Meeting:
Should 2 or fewer valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council, the candidates will be elected unopposed on Tuesday 31st May 2022 and will begin at 7pm in a Committee Room within Glasgow City Chambers, 82 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU.
- Contested Election – Secret Ballot:
Should more than 2 valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council by Friday 13th May 2022, a secret ballot will take place in a Committee Room within Glasgow City Chambers, 82 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU on Tuesday 31st May 2022.
Qualifying residents* will be entitled to cast up to 2 votes during the ballot opening hours 5.30pm – 8.30pm. A list of candidates will be publicly advertised before the secret ballot. The results of the secret ballot will be confirmed at the next scheduled meeting of the community council.
*To vote at a Community Council election, residents’ names and addresses must appear on the Electoral Register or be confirmed using the alternative measures (see Qualification above).
Steven Dowling – Community Council Officer
Community Empowerment Services
Glasgow City Council
82 George Square
Glasgow G2 1DU
Tel. 01792 408082