Wester Hailes has joined the rest of the country in heading to the polling stations to vote and have their say in who will represent them for the next five years.
The polling stations are open until 10.00pm tonight so make sure you know where, when and how to vote so you don’t miss out.
Sue Bruce, Returning Officer for Edinburgh, said:
We already have an 80% turnout for postal votes which I think demonstrates the interest in the election.
We don’t want anyone missing out on this important vote because they are not sure how to. I would urge voters to leave plenty of time to visit their local polling station, and to take great care when filling out their ballot papers.
Information on local polling places can be found on the polling card delivered to homes or in our article on where to vote.
Postal voters who have not yet returned their ballot paper by post will still be able to hand it in at Waverley Court or City Chambers receptions or at any Edinburgh polling place on Thursday.
Those planning to take part in the Election are also being advised to take great care when filling out their ballot paper, by marking a single X next to their choice. Additional comments, marks or mistakes can result in a vote not being counted. The secrecy of ballot papers is important as it ensures no one feels under pressure to vote in a particular way.
All votes are secure and accounted for so that the final result can be trusted. Every ballot paper, whether used, unused or spoilt, is accounted for and treated as highly sensitive and confidential.
Votes will be counted as soon as possible after the close of the poll at 10pm.
Full details of vote security and counting are available on the Council website.