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Local Government Election - 5 May 2022

The Electoral Registration Officer wrote to households in Orkney, ahead of the Local Government Elections that took place on 5 May 2022.

Anyone aged 16 or over that day, resident in Orkney and registered to vote, was able to vote.

Useful links

  • - Includes resources on what is expected of councillors, how to decide if standing as a candidate is right for you and preparing for elected office.
  • - Includes resources on the roles and responsibilities of councillors at ward and council level, and examples of ‘a day in the life of a councillor’.
  • - Outlines the codes of conduct that must be adhered to by those in public office.
  • - The independent body that oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK.
  • - The independent body providing assurance to the people of Scotland that public money is spent property, efficiently and effectively.
  • - Administrators of the Access to Elected Office Fund, that pays for practical support to allow disabled people to fully participate in the political process. 

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