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Notice of Election - Community Council Elections

Date: 17 May 2022

Time: 12:00

Community Councillors are to be elected for each of the 20 Community Council areas within Orkney.  The Community Councils, and number of members required, are as follows:- 

Community Council

No of Members

Community Council

No of Members

Birsay

7

Papa Westray

7

Eday

7

Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre & Gairsay

7

Evie and Rendall

7

Sanday

7

Firth and Stenness

8

Harray and Sandwick

8

Flotta

7

Shapinsay

7

Graemsay, Hoy and Walls

7

South Ronaldsay and Burray

8

Holm

7

St Andrews and Deerness

7

Kirkwall and St Ola

12

Stromness

8

North Ronaldsay

7

Stronsay

7

Orphir

7

Westray

7

 

  1. Nomination forms for every Community Council area, except for Eday, Flotta, North Ronaldsay and Papa Westray, can be obtained from Democratic Services, Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1NY. Telephone 01856 886622 or email communitycouncils@orkney.gov.uk.    Forms are also available on the Community Council section of the Orkney Islands Council website.
  1. Completed nominations must be delivered to Democratic Services, Orkney Islands Council, no later than 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2022.
  1. An election will be held by postal ballot in each Community Council area unless uncontested.
  1. Ballot papers will be issued around Tuesday 5 July 2022 and must be returned to Democratic Services, Orkney Islands Council by 5pm on Friday 5 August July 2022.
  1. The following procedures apply to Eday, Flotta, North Ronaldsay and Papa Westray ONLY.  An alternative electoral procedure has been established for the Community Councils of Eday, Flotta, North Ronaldsay and Papa Westray. This procedure, which does not involve the lodging of nomination papers, will be utilised instead of the procedures used by other Community Councils.  Notes setting out the procedure to be followed will be included on the back of the ballot papers which will be posted to all electors on the Register for the above four islands around Tuesday 5 July 2022.
  1. Results will be declared on Wednesday 10 August 2022.
  • Summary:

    Community Councillors are to be elected for each of the 20 Community Council areas within Orkney.  The Community Councils, and number of members required, are as follows:

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School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

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