Postal and proxy votes update

Postal and proxy votes update
29 November 2019

Voters in Orkney are reminded they still have time to apply for a proxy vote.

Proxy votes enable people who will be away at the time of the General Election to nominate someone to vote on their behalf. The final deadline for proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

To apply to vote by proxy, Orkney residents should contact the Electoral Registration Office at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall - phone 01856 876222 or send an email.

Meanwhile, voting packs for the December election have started to be delivered through local letterboxes for people who have opted to vote by post.

Postal Vote Packs contain three items; a ballot paper, a return envelope and a postal voting statement attached to a ballot paper envelope.

Voters should take time to ensure that they have completed the postal voting statement correctly, making sure that they have signed the statement and filled in the box for their date of birth.

The UK Parliamentary General Election takes place on Thursday 12 December with polling stations open between 07:00 and 22:00.

When posting their votes, people are encouraged to allow plenty of time for these to reach the Council Offices in Kirkwall on election day.

Postal votes can also be handed into polling stations and the Council Offices on the day of the election up until 22:00.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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