NOMINATIONS are now open in a Borders council area after a councillor resigned last year.

Following the resignation of SNP councillor Pam Brown, who represented Jedburgh and District, in November last year, nominees can now put themselves forward for the job.

Nominations for candidates close on Monday, January 22 at 4pm.

A nomination pack, including candidate documents and guidance, can be downloaded from the SBC website.

One candidate will be elected for the seat when the polls open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, February 22.

The election will use the single transferable vote system and eligible residents over the age of 16 will be able to vote.

Those who are not registered to vote can do so by visiting the Government's website.

The deadline to be registered as a voter is midnight on Tuesday, February 6.

The deadline for applying for or cancelling a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday, February 7.

And to vote by proxy, electors must contact the electoral registration department at the council by by 5pm on Wednesday, February 14.

Applications for or cancellations of postal or proxy votes must be sent to Electoral Registration Officer at Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA.

Further information on the by-election, including help registering to vote and applying for postal or proxy votes can be found in the notice of election.

For guidance on voting by post or proxy, or to make an appointment to collect and deliver nomination forms, call 01835 825100, or email: