People across Orkney are encouraged to look out for their postal votes next week.
Electors registered to vote by post will receive postal voting packs for the Scottish Parliament Election from Monday 19 April.
These need to be returned in time for polling day – Thursday 6 May.
Voters should take time to ensure that the postal voting statement is filled in correctly – and to complete this by signing and adding their date of birth in the boxes provided. Please check that you have entered your date of birth and NOT the date of signing.
When returning postal votes to Orkney Islands Council by mail, electors should ensure these are posted in good time to reach the Council Offices by Thursday 6 May. Alternatively, postal votes can be handed in at polling stations on election day.
In addition, completed postal voting packs can be handed in at OIC Customer Services in Kirkwall during office hours on Thursday 6 May.
They can also be posted through the letterbox at the Council Offices in School Place at any time up to 22:00 (10pm) on Thursday 6 May.
Polling stations will be open between 07:00 (7am) and 22:00 (10pm) on election day.