UK General Election - Thursday 12 December 2019

An election is to be held for a Member of Parliament to serve the Orkney and Shetland Constituency.

The poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Notice of Election

The Notice of Election, published on Friday 8 November 2019, can be found in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

The 'Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll' for the Orkney and Shetland constituency is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. This provides details of the candidates and the location of all polling stations.

Register to vote

You need to be on the Electoral Register to take part in the General Election. If you are not registered already, click on the 'Register to Vote' button below to do this online.

You can also contact the Electoral Registration Office at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall - phone 01856876222 or send an email to

Three ways to vote

There are three ways to vote! You can vote in person, by post or by proxy. Visit the Electoral Commission website to find out more by using the 'Three Ways to Vote' button.

Easy read guide to voting in the UK parliamentary general election

The Electoral Commission have worked with Mencap to produce an easy read guide to help people with a learning disability to vote in elections. The guide can also be used by supporters of people with a learning disability to help the person they support to cast their vote. The easy read guide is available from this link.

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