The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar by-election to elect a member to serve the ward of An Taobh Siar agus Nis will be held on Wednesday 7 October 2015.

To vote, you must be on the register of electors for the ward. If you are not on the register you must apply by Tuesday 22 September 2015.

Voting by post is a convenient way of voting and your postal vote can be sent to your home address or any other address that you give.

Applications for postal votes must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Tuesday 22 September 2015.

If you are unable to attend the Polling Station on Polling day you can also appoint a proxy, who is someone you trust to vote on your behalf.

Anyone can be a proxy as long as that person is eligible to vote in the By Election. The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5.00pm on Tuesday 29 September 2015.

To register as an elector or apply for a postal/proxy vote you should contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 01851 706262 or log on to the about my vote website. www.aboutmyvote.co.uk