Election to be held for Ellon Community Council

Following the close of nominations for Ellon Community Council Aberdeenshire Council can confirm that an election will take place between 18:00 and 20:00 on Tuesday 19th September.

Twenty-two nominations were received for the 12 places by close of nominations, since then two candidates have withdrawn their nomination, leaving twenty candidates going forward to the election.

Anyone over the age of 16 who lives in Ellon and who is on the electoral register will be invited to vote for the 12 people they would like to represent them on the Community Council.

The polling station will be in The Buchan Hotel 1 Bridge St, Ellon.

The intention is for the count to take place the same evening with successful candidates being announced by the Returning Officer Elaine Brown.

Returning officer and Formartine Area Manager Elaine Brown said: “Community councils represent the views of local communities and act on their behalf. They are a crucial element in the democratic process. It is therefore great to see so many people in Ellon want to help and represent the community they live in. I would urge those who live in Ellon to come out and vote on 19th September for who they want to see on Ellon Community Council.”

As well as representing the community to the local authority, Community Councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities. Community Councils can advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes on behalf of local communities.