Guide

Elections and referendums

Last updated: 16 May 2017

Local council and National Park elections

Council elections

When you vote in local council elections, you are voting for a Councillor. Each local council is split into areas, called 'wards'. There are usually 3 or 4 Councillors elected in each ward.

You must be aged 16 or over to vote in local council elections.

National Park elections

There are 2 national parks in Scotland that are run by National Park Authority Boards.

These are Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Cairngorms National Park Authority.

You can vote in these elections if you:

  • are aged 16 or over
  • can vote in local council elections
  • live in the park boundaries

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

5 board members are elected locally by postal ballot.

Residents in the following areas can vote if they are registered:

  • Cowal and North Loch Lomond
  • Breadalbane and the Trossachs
  • Callander
  • East Loch Lomond and Port of Menteith
  • West Loch Lomond and Balloch

Cairngorms National Park Authority

5 board members are elected locally by postal ballot.

People who can vote in council elections and live in the Cairngorms National Park boundaries can vote.

Elections and referendums
Local council and National Park elections