Calton Community Council looking for volunteers

06 Jun 2018

Calton Community Council is looking for volunteers to stand for election to fill seven places and ensure that the committee can continue to work to champion the local area.

If you live in the area and are interested you can find out more below:

 

Nominations are invited from residents who are 16 years or over to join Calton Community Council

 

1.    Qualification

 

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.

 

For those whose names do not appear on the Electoral Register, a supplementary form to be accompanied with original documentation which confirms place of residence can be obtained from Glasgow City Council (see below).  This form should be returned by 12 noon on Friday, 20th July 2018.

 

2.    Vacancies

 

There are currently 7 vacancies being advertised for Calton Community Council.

 

3.    Closing Date

 

Valid nomination forms must be submitted to Glasgow City Council (see below) by 12 noon on Friday, 20th July 2018.

 

4.    Filling Vacancies

 

  • Uncontested Election Meeting:

 

Should 7 or fewer valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council, the candidates will be elected unopposed on Thursday, 9th August 2018 at 7pm in Calton Heritage & Learning Centre, 423 London Road, Calton, Glasgow G40 1AG

 

  • Contested Election – Secret Ballot:

 

Should more than 7 valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council by 12 noon on Friday, 3rd August 2018, a secret ballot will take place in the Calton Heritage & Learning Centre, 423 London Road, Calton, Glasgow G40 1AG on Thursday, 9th August 2018.

 

Qualifying residents* will be entitled to cast up to 7 votes during the ballot opening hours 5.30pm – 8.30pm.  A list of candidates will be publicly advertised 10 days 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 a supplementary form (see Qualification above).

 

Democratic Services

Partnership & Development

Community Councils

Glasgow City Council

City Chambers

82 George Square

Glasgow G2 1DU

 

Tel. 0141 287 0060