Elections - upcoming elections

Stirling Council Elections - Thursday 4 May 2017

Council elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017 across Scotland’s 32 local authorities. The voting system used for these local council elections is Single Transferable Vote (STV). This means that voters will mark their ballot paper by ranking the candidates in order of preference using numbers.  A voting guide produced by the electoral Commission is being delivered to every household across Scotland.

Following the recent Scottish Local Government Boundary Review there will be a number of changes in the seven multi-member ward boundaries and the number of councillors to be elected will increase from 22 to 23 councillors.  The new ward boundaries come into force on polling day (4 May 2017).  You can view the new boundaries in the multi-member ward maps.

As a result of the new boundaries a number of electors will now be in a different ward and/or polling district and vote at a different polling place.  Check your poll card to see where you vote.  Details of the polling places in each ward can be found in the document below:

Stirling Council Elections Polling Places

Notice of Election 2017

Candidates standing for Election

There are 49 candidates standing across the 7 wards. Details can be found in the documents below:

Notice of Election Agents
Notice of Poll


Verfication and Counting of Votes

The verification and counting of votes will take place in the Alber Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling on Friday 5 May 2017 commencing at 8.30 am.

Information on the count process can be found in the Electoral Commission's Easy Guide below:


There will be a limited number of spectator tickets for the balcony area of the Albert Halls for members of the public and party supporters. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Anyone interested in obtaining a spectator ticket should contact the Election Office on 01786 233097/233095 or email elections@stirling.gov.uk.