Notice of election published

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The notice of election for Argyll and Bute has been published on Argyll and Bute Council’s website.

Voters in Argyll and Bute will elect 36 councillors, representing 11 council wards. They include a mix of rural, remote and island communities as well as larger villages and towns.

To vote in this election, you need to be registered. If you are not sure whether you are registered, check with the Electoral Registration Office on 01586 555300. They can send you out a registration form if you need one. You can also register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

The deadline for registering to vote is Monday April 18 2022.

You can also vote by post or by proxy – where you appoint someone to cast your vote on your behalf.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday April 19 and if you want to apply for a proxy vote you need to do so by 5pm on Tuesday April 26. You can find out more about this at www.gov.uk.

If you want to apply for a postal or proxy vote for this election, it is best to do this as soon as possible so that you can make sure you are able to take part.

The Electoral Registration Office deals with applications for postal or proxy votes as well as registration and you can apply online at the link above.

There may be changes to your usual polling station, so check your polling card so that you know where you need to go if you are casting your vote in person. You can also find a list of polling stations on the council website.