Voting

Am I eligible to vote?

If you are 8 years old or over, and you live, work, study or volunteer in Leith, you can vote. Your address/postcode will be checked. (On the map below, anything within the black line is defined as ‘Leith’ for this event.You can view an ‘expandable’ map here 

How do I Vote?

You can come along on Saturday 3rd March to the Leith Community Centre, Kirkgate, and vote in person. This is much the best way to vote because it will be sociable and really good fun! You can meet the applicants, hear / chat informally about all the great projects on offer, and then cast your votes for your favourites. We have free food and refreshments, and face-painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modelling, so that all the family can enjoy the day out. And if you come along and vote in person, you also get a bonus online vote.

How will voting be done?

You will vote three times – once each for the three different grant pots; small, medium and large. (The small, medium and large projects will be grouped together in three separate rooms.) Unlike in previous years, there will not be a huge long set of pages for you to wade through, to rate each and every project. You will just cast four votes per room, by ‘posting’ coloured vote cards for your absolutely favourite projects in that room. You can only vote once for any one particular project.

Online Voting
If you can’t get to the Voting Day social event, you can vote online, from 3rd -10th March.

You can browse online, but in order to actually vote, you need to log in with a unique voter ‘Access Code’. You can get a card with a unique Access Code on it, from the Leith Library, the MacDonald Road Library, or from any of the £eith Chooses team (who will be out and about all week in various locations and also at Voter Support Sessions, see below).
Week beginning 5th March 2018, voter support sessions will be held as follows:
Mondays: Leith Library, Ferry Road, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Tuesdays; MacDonald Road Library, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Wednesdays; Leith Community Centre, 12-8 pm (Cafe)
Friday and Weekend – out and about around Leith (details later)

If you can’t get hold of an Access Code that way, you can email in and be issued (but not quite immediately) with a Access Code. The email address will not be live until voting opens on 3rd March.
Email: leithchooses@edinburgh.gov.uk

More details will follow.

Can we help you?
If you are unable to attend the Voting Day in person, or can’t easily vote online for whatever reason, we are very happy to do whatever we can to help you to vote. Please just get in touch as soon as possible, explain your situation and we’ll try and find a solution. You are most welcome to email with any queries you may have: contact@leithchooses.net
Or please leave a  ‘Comment’ here.

When will we know who has been successful?

The results will be announced shortly after online/library voting closing, probably Thursday 15th March (tbc), at the Leith Community Centre, Kirkgate.