FOI Request - Community Council Elections

Request 101000358207

Please provide the following information regarding the next round of elections for all the community councils in your area:

1. When will the new community councils be elected / take office?

2. When will nomination forms be available?

3. When is the deadline for submitting nominations?

4. Will you allow 16-year-olds to join community councils?

5. Have you asked your community councils if they want 16-year-olds to join?

Response 30-06-2015

1. The current term will end in Autumn 2017. Elections will most likely run during September/October 2017 for all community councils. This is subject to review and the election timetable has not yet been agreed.

2. The election timetable for Autumn 2017 has not yet been agreed, and is subject to review. Nomination forms generally are available approximately 8 weeks before poll.  

3. The election timetable for Autumn 2017 has not yet been agreed, and is subject to review. Nomination deadline is generally 3 weeks before the poll.

4. 16 and 17 year olds can join community councils as youth members of community councils, appointed by the community council themselves. The eligibility including age criteria for community council elections will be reviewed when the current Scheme for Establishment for Moray Community Councils is reviewed in advance of the next term during early to mid 2017.

5. 16 and 17 year olds are currently permitted to join Moray community councils under the current Scheme for establishment for Moray Community Councils 2013-2017.

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