Get involved! Community Council elections in Autumn 2016

This could be your opportunity to join a thriving group of local representatives and have a direct influence on local matters.

There are elections for all Edinburgh community councils this autumn. All current members will stand down – they are of course eligible for re-election.

Standing for election

Nomination forms will be available on-line from 5th September or from the returning officer*.  All forms must be submitted to the returning officer by 4pm on 26th September. Further details are in Edinburgh’s scheme for community councils, or contact Edinburgh’s Community Council Liaison Officer (email  telephone 0131 469 3838)

* The returning officer for New Town & Broughton CC’s elections is Cllr Karen Doran, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ. Telephone 0131 529 3265, email

Election timetables

Elected representatives

These are normally elected CC members who live in the CC area:

Monday 5 September Notice of Election (start of nomination period)
Monday 26 September Close of Registration (forms to returning officer)
Thursday 6 October Notice of Poll (if a poll is required)**
Thursday 27 October Polling Day (if a poll is required)**

** A poll will be required if there are more than 16 candidates for New Town & Broughton CC.

Nominated representatives

Nominated representatives may be appointed by local interest groups registered with Edinburgh Council. These must be voluntary groups whose governing bodies have majorities of unpaid (volunteer) members, which do not distribute profit among their members, and which provide services for public benefit not restricted to their members.

Monday 5 September Notice of Election
Monday 26 September Close of Registration (forms to Community Council Liaison Officer)
TBA Meeting of registered Local Interest Groups to elect nominated representatives (if necessary)