North Isles by-election 2020

A by-election will be held on Thursday 1 October 2020 for voters in the North Isles to elect a Councillor to serve the North Isles ward on Orkney Islands Council.

The Notice of Election was published on Thursday 13 August and is available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

The deadline for nominations for the poll closed at 16:00 on Monday 31 August.

The Notice of Poll is also available from the ‘Related Downloads’ section. This has information about the candidates who have put their names forward to stand in the by-election.

Latest news:

Postal voting update

North Isles residents are encouraged to look out for their postal votes next week.

18 September 2020.

Key deadlines for by-election

Voters in the North Isles are reminded that there are two key deadlines this week ahead of the upcoming by-election.

15 September 2020.

North Isles by-election update

Voters are being encouraged to cast their vote by post in the North Isles by-election.

7 September 2020

Candidates announced for North Isles by-election

Four candidates have put their names forward to stand in the North Isles by-election.

31 August 2020


Notice of Election - North Isles by-election

The Notice of Election for the North Isles by-election was published today (Thursday 13 August).

13 August 2020


Your vote counts – don’t lose it

People in Orkney are being encouraged to check their voter registration details are up to date.

Residents are asked to complete and return an annual form sent by the local Electoral Registration Office – to ensure they retain the right to vote in future elections.

10 August 2020

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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