The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.

All electors for the 2022 Crofting Commission elections must be registered to vote by the 21st of January 2022.

Crofting Commission Elections 2022

Make your voice heard in the future of crofting

Every five years the Crofting Commission elects six new board members to the Commission, the next election will be held on the 18th of March 2022.  The Crofting Commission acts as the Registration Officer for the elections.

To vote a person's name needs to be entered in the Crofting Electoral Register by 21st of January 2022.  Please note that some information contained on the Commission's Register of Crofts will form the basis of the Crofting Electoral Register, which will be supplied to the Returning Officer. The deadline for applications for proxy and absent votes is Friday 28th of January 2022.  Please contact the Commission on if you like to apply for a proxy/absent vote or have any further queries. 

The elections will be administered by MiVoice. The Scottish Government, MiVoice and the Crofting Commission are working together to ensure a free, transparent and fair election process and to encourage a diverse range of candidates and high voter turnout.

We’re urging crofters to stand as candidates and to use their votes. The commission is the regulator of the crofting system, with commissioners responsible for promoting the interests of crofting and advising Scottish ministers. The postal poll in March is being held to appoint commissioners for the six crofting constituencies:

  • East Highlands
  • Orkney and Caithness
  • Shetland
  • South West Highlands
  • West Highlands
  • Western Isles.

This is an important time to ensure a strong and vibrant future for crofters, and it’s vital to have a Crofting Commission made up of people who represent and reflect the interests and diversity of Scotland’s crofting community. You can stand for election or nominate someone you believe could represent crofting. You can also make sure you use your vote in March and play your part in helping to secure the future of crofting. 

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