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Notice of Election

Date: 14 March 2022

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Orkney Islands Council

Election of Councillors

Councillors are to be elected for each of the 6 wards of Orkney Islands Council. The number of councillors to be elected for each ward is as follows:

Ward

Number of Councillors to be elected

Kirkwall East

4

Kirkwall West and Orphir

4

Stromness and South Isles

3

West Mainland

4

East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray

3

North Isles

3

  1. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Election Office, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY, phone (01856) 886350 or email electionoffice@orkney.gov.uk. This office is open for the issue and delivery of nomination papers on weekdays from Tuesday 15 March 2022 between 10am and 4pm.
  2. Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the Returning Officer at the above address by 4pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022.
  3. An election will be held in each contested ward and voting will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2022.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX by Monday 18 April 2022. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal or proxy voting

  1. Any elector may apply for a postal or proxy vote at this election.
  2. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022.
  3. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.
  4. Applications to amend or cancel existing proxy arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX by 5pm Tuesday 19 April 2022.
  5. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of a medical emergency that will prevent a voter from going to the polling station or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX by 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2022. The medical emergency must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.
  6. For advice on postal or proxy voting, contact Electoral Registration Office, 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX; Phone: (01856) 876222 or email ero@orkney.gov.uk.

 

Dated: 14 March 2022

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Election Office, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

 

 

  • Summary:

    Councillors are to be elected for each of the 6 wards of Orkney Islands Council.

  • Category:
    • Public Notices
    • Elections

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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