Community are ready to elect their new council
Tomorrow the campaigning will stop and the 29 candidates vying for 12 positions on South Lanarkshire Council will put their trust in the people of Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
The decision you and the rest of South Lanarkshire makes will have a major impact on day-to-day life in the two towns over the next five years.
No matter what happens, change is in the air. South Lanarkshire was led by a Labour majority. That is impossible this time.
The SNP are desperate to turn the area yellow, yet the electoral system used makes an overall majority incredibly difficult.
The Tories and Lib Dems will be hoping to make gains while the Scottish Greens will see an opportunity to make a electoral breakthrough in South Lanarkshire.
A number of sitting councillors are not standing this time around, among them Eddie McAvoy who led the council for 17 years.
Over the past few weeks we have focussed on each individual ward. Many of the issues facing communities are unique, but so many more are the same concerns.
The count, which is taking place on Friday, will take place at East Kilbride’s John Wright Sports Centre. By Friday tea time we should know the make up of the council.
In Rutherglen South there are six candidates and Rutherglen Central and North has seven.
Perhaps reflecting the concerns over the future of Cambuslang, eight will contest both Cambuslang West and East.
Of those candidates, seven are SNP and six are Labour. There is four each from the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens with UKIP standing a candidate in two wards. A Scottish Unionist Party candidate and independent make up the numbers.
Lets meet those who want your vote.
Polling day The ballot boxes await your voiting slips