Edinburgh council elections 2022: Read about the candidates and prospects where you live in this ward-by-ward analysis

Voters go to the polls on Thursday to choose the city's 63 councillors for the next five years.

By Ian Swanson
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 8:44 am

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Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm. A record 143 candidates are standing in the 17 multi-member wards across the city.

Voting is by numbers rather than an X. Voters should rank the candidates in order by marking 1, 2, 3, etc against their names on the ballot paper. People can vote for as many or s few candidates as they wish.

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Counting will take place on Friday at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, using counting machines.

A quota of votes is calculated, based on the total number of votes cast in that ward and the number of candidates taking part, and any candidates who reach the quota when first preferences are counted are declared elected. Further successive rounds of counting then take place, redistributing surplus votes from the successful candidates and also eliminating those with the lowest number of votes and reallocating their votes according to voters' second and subsequent preferences. This process continues until all the seats in the ward are filled.

See who is standing in your area and find out what the prospects are by reading our ward-by-ward guide to the elections:

Polls will be open on Thursday from 7am until 10pm.