Ballot papers, together with a copy of the Essential Edinburgh Business Plan 2018 – 2023, will be posted to the eligible person responsible for casting a vote within their business. In the case of national companies the responsibility for voting may lie with head office.
The BID ballot is a confidential postal ballot conducted by the City of Edinburgh Council on behalf of the Essential Edinburgh and in accordance with Scottish BID legislation.
Voting papers are easy to complete, simply place a cross on either “yes” or “no” to the question “are you in favour of a Business Improvement District?” The ballot paper must then be signed by the person eligible to vote and returned in the pre-paid envelope.
The final date for all ballot papers to be returned is 5pm on 24th May 2018. Papers received after this date and time will be deemed null and void.