Explainer: What are you voting for in the council elections?
Local elections often suffer from lower status and confusion about their place in democratic life
ON THURSDAY 4 May, Scotland will go to the polls to vote in local council elections.
Public votes have come thick and fast in recent years. The General Election on 8 June will be the seventh vote in just three years.
So what is at stake in the council elections, and what makes them different to other types of election in the UK?
CommonSpace explains the key features of the 2017 council elections