Thorniewood council by-election date set

Voting takes place on Thursday 7 May

Ballot box

A by-election will be held in the Thorniewood ward of North Lanarkshire Council on Thursday 7 May.

One councillor will be elected for Electoral Ward 14 following the resignation of Councillor Steven Bonnar.

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 21 April.

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 22 April. Applications for new proxy votes must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 29 April.

"If you are eligible to vote in this by-election, it is important that you have the opportunity to use your vote by making sure you are registered," said Returning Officer Des Murray.

"Take a few minutes now to register - you can do this quickly and easily online with your national insurance number and date of birth."

For information on postal and proxy votes, visit the Your Vote Matters web site.

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

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