Turnout ex­pected to be poor at polls as com­mu­nity votes in new coun­cil­lor

Evening Express (City Final) - - UK & Abroad -

VOTES were today be­ing counted fol­low­ing a by-elec­tion to elect a new coun­cil­lor. Can­di­dates have been pound­ing the streets of In­verurie and Dis­trict over the last two weeks in a bid to gain the vote of the elec­torate in the Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil by-elec­tion.

The vote was sparked after sit­ting Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lor Colin Clark of­fered his res­ig­na­tion fol­low­ing his win in the Gor­don con­stituency at the General Elec­tion on June 8 this year.

Turnout in the snap elec­tion was be­lieved to be low. A to­tal of six polling places were used for the vote. The re­sult is ex­pected to be de­clared later today fol­low­ing the count at the Gar­i­och Sports Cen­tre in In­verurie.

vot­ing: The polling sta­tion at In­verurie Town Hall.

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