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Postal vote reminder from OIC Elections team

Postal vote reminder from OIC Elections team
27 April 2017

Orkney Islands Council’s Elections team is reminding local voters with a postal vote that their completed votes must be returned to the Council by 22.00 on polling day.

Voters should also take time to ensure that they have completed the postal voting statement correctly, making sure that they have signed the statement and filled in the box for their date of birth.

Postal votes can be returned to the Council by post or handed in to any polling station on polling day (4 May). Postal voters can also hand their completed pack into the Council’s One Stop Shop in Kirkwall on 4 May, posting it through the letterbox if it is after 17.00 (but still before 22.00).

Around 25% of voters in Orkney have a postal vote for this election – a total of 3629.

Polling stations are open between 07.00 and 22.00 on 4 May.

The votes will be counted electronically in Kirkwall on Friday 5 May, with the declaration of results expected before lunchtime.