Local government by-elections 2019

The by-election for the vacant seat in the Torry/Ferryhill ward will be held on Thursday 21 November 2019.

In a change to the previously advertised time, the count for the by-election will take place immediately after the close of poll, at 10pm in the Town & County Hall. Access for accredited persons only from 9.30pm.

Election notices

Election timetable

Delivery of nomination papers

The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 14 October 2019. Nomination papers can be delivered from the day after publication of the Notice of Election, that is from Tuesday 15 October until Monday 21 October, on weekdays between 10am and 4pm.

On this occasion, the Notice of Election is being published on the latest allowable date, so there is a shorter time than usual for nomination papers to be delivered. This is so we can manage staff resources in the Elections Team given the current workload and ensure we have staff available to take delivery of nomination papers. The deadline for delivery of nomination papers is 4pm on Monday 21 October 2019.

Please deliver nomination papers to:

Election Office
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Broad Street
AB10 1FY

You can also contact us on 01224 523501 and elections@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Information for candidates and agents

You can download the documents in the nomination pack below. Please take time to look through these documents and contact us if you have any questions. If you want to visit the election office to have a chat we would be delighted to organise this. Please let us know if you would like to attend a dedicated briefing session, as we would be happy to organise one if there is interest.

Expenses forms and guidance

Polling and electorate 

Electoral Commission guidance 

Additional guidance  


The by-election for two vacant seats in the Bridge of Don ward was held on Thursday 3 October 2019. See the results of the Bridge of Don by-election

Election notices

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