Candidate Information

A By-Election for Ward 2 Mid Galloway & Wigtown West has been called to elect one Councillor following the resignation of Sandy Whitelaw.

Nomination forms for this election are available below and should be returned to the Elections Office, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD.

The Elections Office will accept nomination forms each working day from 10am until 4pm from Thursday 20 October 2022 until Friday 4 November 2022.

Electoral Commission Guidance

The Electoral Commission produces guidance to assist prospective candidates and agents.   

The guidance covers:

  • Part Can you stand for elections?
  • Part 2a Standing as an Independent Candidate
  • Part 2b Standing as a Party Candidate
  • Part 3 Spending and Donations
  • Part 4 The Campaign
  • Part 5 Your right to attend key events
  • Part 6 After the declaration of results

The Electoral Commission provided a letter to prospective Candidates standing in the May 2022 elections and this is provided for your information.

The Improvement Service has also produced helpful guidance on its candidates' website to include:

Access to Elected Office fund - Inclusion Scotland

The Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland) is now open for disabled people standing in the local government elections. The Fund offers financial and non-financial support to remove any barriers applicants may face when campaigning. It is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Inclusion Scotland.

Supporting resources such as an election timetable, nomination forms, appointment of agents etc are also available from the Electoral Commission's website. However, please note that Dumfries and Galloway specific nomination pack together with information for Candidates and Agents will be available to download soon.

Key Dates

Nomination Forms can be returned to the Elections Office each working day from 10am until 4pm from Thursday 20 October 2022 until Friday 4 November 2022.

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Page last updated: 24/10/2022
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