Local voters are being encouraged to use their opportunity to cast their vote in the local Council elections in Renfrewshire on Thursday 5 May.

There will be 43 councillors elected across 12 ward areas and those elected will represent Renfrewshire for the next five years.


Polling takes place on Thursday 5 May between 7am and 10pm, with the votes  counted and the results announced on Friday 6 May at the Lagoon Leisure Centre.

People casting their vote at  a polling station should check their poll card as some venues may have changed since the previous election, with information on changes available on the Council website.

People who opted to vote by post but have missed the deadline to send it back are able to hand it in at any Renfrewshire polling station and there is a 10pm deadline for the replacement of lost or spoiled postal votes which can be obtained by calling the Election Office on 0141 618 2300.

Anyone who requires an emergency proxy vote can apply to the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2022 and the application form can be filled out via the Council website.

Alan Russell, Returning Officer for Renfrewshire, said: “I would encourage everyone to have their say and cast their vote on polling day as those elected will represent you for the next five years in Renfrewshire.

“Our polling places will be safe places for you to visit on 5 May, but please make sure you use your polling card to double check where you should vote as some of the venues may have changed.

“This election uses the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system so please make sure you mark your choices in order of preference, i.e., 1, 2, 3 etc – you can choose as many or as few candidates as you wish.

“I’m looking forward to election day as it approaches, and I want to thank all of our staff who are working hard behind-the-scenes to deliver this election smoothly.”

The results will be published on the Council website and social media channels as they are announced on Friday 6 May.

For more information about the election in Renfrewshire, you can visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/council-elections-2022.


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