Community Council elections 2019

In Autumn 2019 the City of Edinburgh Community Council elections 2019 will take place. This will be the opportunity for registered voters in the Leith Links Community Council area to elect twelve people to serve as their duly elected Community Councillors.

It will also be an opportunity for up to six established local community groups to have one of their members become a member of the Community Council.

Recently, the City of Edinburgh Council announced the timetable for Community Council elections as follows:



Provisional timeline

Notice of Election (start of nomination period)


9 September

Close of Nominations (forms to Returning Officer)

-31 4pm

30 September

Withdrawal of Nominations

-31 4pm

30 September

Notice of Poll (if required)


10 October

Polling Day


31 October


Our last election was in 2016, when 588 voters (6.9% of the electorate) took part in a public vote to elect twelve Community Councillors from a field of seventeen candidates.

On this page you will find information relating to the elections. Information which will be useful to those thinking about standing as a candidate and to those who are interested in voting in the election.



If you have any questions about the election process please do not hesitate to contact us, or the City of Edinburgh Council ( or, or by telephone on 0131 469 3870.