By-election date set for 19 September

Ward 14 Thorniewood

Ballot box

A by-election will be held in the Thorniewood ward of North Lanarkshire Council on Thursday 19 September.

One councillor will be elected for Electoral Ward 14 following the resignation of Councillor Hugh Gaffney.

Voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm.

To be able to vote in this by-election, eligible residents must be registered to vote by 12 midnight on Tuesday 3 September.

Applications for new postal or postal proxy votes and amendments to, or cancellation of, existing postal or proxy votes must be with the Electoral Registration Office by 5.00pm on Wednesday 4 September. Applications for new proxy votes must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 September.

"It is important that everyone who is eligible has the opportunity to vote in the by-election, so I would encourage residents in the Thorniewood ward to make sure they are registered to vote," said Returning Officer Des Murray.

"Registering to vote is quick and easy to do online - you just need your national insurance number and date of birth - so please take a few minutes to register now."

If you are not sure if you are already registered to vote, the Electoral Registration Office (ERO) can tell you. Contact the office at:

The Electoral Registration Officer

Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board

North Stand

Cadzow Avenue

Hamilton, ML3 0LU

Phone 0800 030 4333

E-mail ero@lanarkshire-vjb.gov.uk

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