Published 07 April 2022
Residents are being reminded to check they are registered to vote in the upcoming local government elections.
On Thursday 5 May, residents will have their say on which candidates they want to represent them in West Dunbartonshire.
Those elected as Councillors will make decisions on behalf of residents about local services including roads, parks, schools and planning.
Residents have until 11.59pm on Monday 18 April to register to vote.
Only those residents who are registered to vote ahead of the deadline will have the right to vote in this election.
First-time voters and people who have moved house recently are among those who may not yet be on the electoral register.
Registration is a simple process and it only takes a few minutes to complete the forms online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
If any resident plans to use a postal or proxy vote they must also be registered.
Postal vote applications must arrive by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April, while proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April.
If you are registered to vote and wish to apply to a postal or proxy vote, you must submit an application to your local Electoral Registration Office at Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute Valuation Joint Board, 235 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 4XJ. To apply visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote
To vote in local government elections you must be registered to vote at an address in Scotland, be 16 or over on the day of the election and not be legally excluded from voting.
To get a paper copy of the registration form, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 980 0471.