Clock ticking for Carnoustie by-election

A ballot box
A ballot box

Time is running out for nominations for the election of a councillor to the Carnoustie and District area of Angus (Ward 5).

Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the returning officer at the Election Office, Print Unit, Sylvie Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AY, by no later than 4pm today (Tuesday).

If more than one valid nomination is received, a by-election will be held and voting take place between 7am and 10pm on Monday, December 5.

The election of a councillor to the area follows the death of Provost Helen Oswald, who was a councillor for the area, last month.

A nomination pack and guidance notes can be downloaded from the dedicated Local Government by-election – Ward 5 Carnoustie & District page of Angus Council’s website now. (

They can also be obtained from the Election Office, phone 01307 476060, which is open for the issue and receipt of nomination papers on weekdays, from 10am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays).

Polling cards for the separate by-election for Arbroath East and Lunan for registered voters have now been issued. Anyone who is not registered and wishes to vote, has until Thursday, November 10, to do so. If you have not received a polling card and believe you should contact the Electoral Registration Officer on (01307) 462416.