Orkney Islands Council
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Where to vote

Orkney Islands Council - Local Government Elections - 3 May 2012


Polling stations: You will find a list of polling stations in Orkney in the Related Downloads section on this page. You can also find out where to vote on the day from the following film produced by Orkney Islands Council.



Which ward am I?

Your polling card - which is being mailed to all registered voters from March 23 - will detail your ward and polling station. All polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on May 3.

You can also download Ward maps, or find your ward by street using our Street Split guide. Both these resources are available from the Related Downloads section on this page.

Still note sure? Contact the Council's Election Office on tel (01856) 886 350 or by email.

Download note: The maps provided on this page are not fully accessible for use with automated screen readers. They are also very detailed and are a large download size. Contact the Council's Election Office on tel (01856) 886 350 or by email for hard copies or further assistance if required.

Attention isles residents: Following consultation with isles residents, Orkney Islands Council introduced postal, or ‘absent’, voting for all outer and inner islands within Orkney. Isles voters will need to register for a postal vote by the April 18 deadline.

The wards in Orkney are:

Ward 1 - Kirkwall East (4 Elected Members)

Ward 2 - Kirkwall West and Orphir (4 Elected Members)

Ward 3 - Stromness and South Isles (3 Elected Members)

Ward 4 - West Mainland (4 Elected Members)

Ward 5 - East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray (3 Elected Members)

Ward 6 - North Isles (3 Elected Members)


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