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Scottish Local Government elections are taking place on Thursday 5 May 2022.

Scottish Local Government elections are taking place on Thursday 5 May 2022 to elect local councillors.  Local councillors are responsible for making decisions on your behalf about local services.  If you live in Highland, further information can be found here and if you live in the Western Isles, further information can be found here

If you or someone in your household are not registered to vote, go to:

or contact The Highland & Western Isles Electoral Registration Office to request a paper registration form.

You must be 16 or over on 5 May 2022 to vote in this election and must register to vote by 18 April 2022.

Voting by Post

Polling Stations will be open and following all public health advice. In the current circumstances, particularly the COVID pandemic, you may be thinking about perhaps voting by post.

If so, and you are not already registered to vote by post, you must get your application form in by 5.00pm on 19 April 2022.

For an application form, or for more information, go to

The direct link to the postal application form is here

If you want to vote by post an application form is available to download and print at: (and also available at the link below).

You must complete the application form in full using black ink, providing your signature and date of birth. 

You can also arrange to vote by proxy, meaning another person is authorised to vote on your behalf. A signature and date of birth are also required for proxy voters. Apply to vote by proxy

Contact details can be found at

Page 3 of the Application-to-Vote-by-Post lists the address of all the local electoral registration offices.

For convenience, Caithness Voters should send paper postal vote applications to:

The Highlands and Western Isles Electoral Registration Office

Moray House
16-18 Bank Street

Alternatively, to return your completed application form, you scan and send it to: