Reviews of Electoral Arrangements and polling places

Fifth Review of Local Government Electoral Arrangements

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland commenced its Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements in February, 2014, to consider the number of elected members for each council in Scotland. (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 came into force on 30/09/2016

The Aberdeenshire increased the number of councillors from the present 68 to 70. 

Further details on new ward boundaries

The boundary Commission for Scotland has begun a review of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland. The review will result in a reduction on the number of constituencies at both a Scottish and UK level.

They are consulting in their initial proposals and are seeking your views. This consultation will be open until 11 January 2017.

Comments can also be emailed to

Further information about the review can be found at

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Each council is required by law to carry out a review every fifth year to ensure that it provides facilities for voting and that polling places are accessible to all electors, including voters with a disability. For more information on the most recent review in 2014, please visit our Statutory Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places web pages. A similar review was previously undertaken in 2011, full public details of which can be found here.

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