Candidates announced for council elections 2022

Image shows a hand posting a vote in a ballot box

The full list of candidates standing for election to Argyll and Bute Council has now been published.

The Notice of Poll for the Scottish Local Government Elections on 5th May 2022 can be found on the council’s website.

In Argyll and Bute, people will elect 36 councillors to represent the area’s 11 council wards.

Only those who are registered to vote can take part in these elections – so, if you want to have your say in who represents your community, make sure you have registered before the deadline of 18th April 2022. It only takes five minutes and you can do it online at Register to vote – GOV.UK (

Since 2007, councillors in Scotland have been elected using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. This allows voters to express a preference for more than one candidate by ranking them in order.  

Information about how to mark your vote is provided on your polling card, in your postal voting pack and within polling stations. This doesn’t tell you who to vote for, but shows you how to mark your choices correctly on your ballot paper on the day or on your postal vote.

Votes for all Argyll and Bute Council wards will be counted the day after polling day, on Friday 6th May 2022, and the results will be published online as soon as they are available.

Find the list of candidates and more information about the council elections in Argyll and Bute at Scottish Local Government Elections May 2022 (

The updated list of polling stations for each ward is also online at Situation of Polling Places May 2022 Election (

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