This is a brief note to explain why we are making people aware of the Community Council Elections in 2014.
Fife Council are encouraging Fifers to stand and participate in their local community councils. To that end we support the widening of the democratic process. We would also encourage people to stand for elections such as Fife Council, Scottish Parliament and the UK Parliament. The more variety we have the better. it gives the electorate more choice.
Historically most but not all Community Councils just have enough people come forward to fill the majority of vacancies, and therefore there is no need for an election.
But what happens say… if there are more candidates than vacancies? The solution is simple there is then an election and the people in the community decide.
This page says…
“Community councils are elected every 4 years.
The next Community Council elections will take place on Thursday, 13 November 2014.
See below for more information on how to stand as a candidate along with the election timetable and nomination pack.
Please note that nomination papers should be returned to the council by no later than 4pm on Thursday, 16 October. “
As an aside it is important to fully complete the nomination papers, otherwise the candidate cannot stand.
Therefore if you would like to stand as a Community Councilor for your Community Council you can find your nomination papers here:-