Voters in the Liberton and Gilmerton ward in Edinburgh have until 25 August to register to vote or apply for a postal vote for the by-election on 9 September. A vacancy has been created by the resignation of Cllr Ian Murray who was elected to the UK Parliament in May.

To register to vote or apply for a postal vote people should contact The Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500 or by visiting

The polling stations, which will be open from 7am to 10pm, will be:

· St John Vianney RC Primary School, Ivanhoe Crescent

· St Gregory’s Church Hall, Bellenden Gardens

· Liberton Kirk Halls, 30 Kirkgate

· TA Centre, 126A Alnwickhill Road

· Gracemount Leisure Centre, 22 Gracemount Drive

· Liberton Northfield Church Hall, 280(A) Gilmerton Road

· Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, Moredunvale Place.

· Valley Park Community Centre, 37 Southhouse Road

· Gilmerton Community Centre, 4 Drum Street

The election will use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system where voters rank candidates in order of preference rather than using a cross. Voters can give a rank to as many or as few candidates as they like.

The results of the by-election will be announced on 10th September.