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The election will be for 3 or 4 councilors for your ward using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. This means that more than one party is likely to represent your area in the council. This is the same system that was used five years ago, on the same day as the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections which uses a different voting system, and caused significant confusion and a high number of spoiled ballots. The following from the Electoral Commission explains what you will see and what you have to do:
The ballot paper lists the name of each candidate along with their party name, party logo and their address.
Rank the candidates in order of preference. Put a 1 next to your first choice candidate, a 2 next to your second choice, a 3 next to your third choice, and so on. You can rank as few or as many candidates as you like.
If you make a mistake then you can ask the polling staff to give you another ballot paper.Traditionally, the turn out for local elections is low and with the STV voting system, your vote is more likely to count than ever before. Millions of people around the world do not have the opportunity to vote so please don't waste yours.
This link contains a list of all candidates standing in Ward 18 - East Centre.