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Scottish Parliament election - voting by proxy

Scottish Parliament election - voting by proxy
21 April 2021

Electors are reminded that the deadline to apply for a proxy vote is less than a week away.

If you are a registered elector and unable to vote in person on election day, you can appoint a proxy - someone to vote at your allocated polling station on your behalf as long as they are also a registered elector.

If you wish to vote by proxy in the Scottish Parliament Election on 6 May 2021, your application form must arrive at the local Electoral Registration Office by Tuesday 27 April at 17:00 (5pm).

You can download an application form to appoint a proxy here

Once completed, forms should be posted to the Electoral Registration Office, 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, or scanned copies can be sent by email to

Alternatively, phone our local Electoral Registration Office on 01856 876222 or email the team to request an application form at

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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