Highland Council is encouraging members of the public to respond to its public consultation on how community councils are created and governed.
The council wants to hear from community councils and the wider public about ward boundaries and changes in the way community councils are run.
New proposals include the co-option of full members, youth membership and the use of an electronic ballot.
A council spokeswoman said she welcomed the feedback it had received already, but invited the public to have its final say.
Changes based on feedback received were approved at a meeting of the Highland Council on June 27 and councillors agreed for a further and final period of consultation which runs until August 26.
At a special Highland Council meeting on September 5, councillors will be asked to consider and agree a new Scheme for Community Councils.
This will allow for the new scheme to be in place for the start of the election process on September 23.
To view the proposed scheme and a summary of changes from the phase one consultation and boundary proposals visit https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/772/politicians_elections_and_democracy/364/community_councils/5
Feedback can also be provided by writing to Chief Executive’s Office, Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.