Voting from abroad is now open for this autumn’s local and municipal elections in Norway and any Norwegian citizen or anyone who is otherwise entitled to, can vote in person at Orkney’s Honorary Norwegian Consulate from now until 1 September.
what you need to know about registering and voting in Scotland
Information which applies in Scotland about voting in person and postal voting
Voting has opened in the 2023 Current Archaeology Awards.
Here is a list of the councillors elected and an explanation of why every vote cast counted.
“There is no doubt the new group of Orkney Islands Councillors elected for the next 5 years, on 5th May, will be substantially different from that of the past few 5 year terms.”
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln
“We needed change last time, we need it even more this time.”
The Single Transferable Vote (STV) is used when you want to elect several people at a time as is the case in Orkney.
“There’s an array of national issues that should be reflected locally, none more so than the climate crisis and biodiversity emergency”