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Elections and voting


The next scheduled elections are due to be held in 2014, with the European Election taking place on 22nd May and the Independence Referendum taking place on 18th September. 

To register to vote or to get a postal vote, please contact the Electoral Registration Officer, Lothian Valuation Joint Board, 17A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9FL, call 0131 344 2500, or email

To vote in the European Election you must have registered to vote by 6th May 2014.  To vote by post you must have applied by 7th May 2014. 

 For more information on elections and voting generally, please visit (new window)

Latest News

The Notice of Election for the 2014 European Election has now been published.   The Nomination Pack for the 2014 European Election is also available. 

There will be a briefing for candidates and agents for the European Election on 30th April at 6pm in the Civic Centre in Livingston.  To register your interest or for more information contact Carrie Heron ( )

 The council recently carried out a review of its polling districts and polling places.  We are required to make available the documentation associated with the review, including representations received and minutes of the meeting where the review of polling districts and places was considered.    

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has started its 5th Review of Local Government Electoral Arrangements (new window).  It is expecting to start a 12 week public consultation on council size in May 2014


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