The first vote for a parliament in 300 years us expected to attract 80% of those eligible to vote, an estimated 3.41 million people. But the ballot system will see more than 10 million votes cast.
Returning officers, although well used to shifting large numbers of votes for single elections, have been preparing for the task since the Scotland Bill became law last year.
Little wonder, when the vote for the parliament has been compared to the workload of two general elections, in addition to votes for the local elections.
All the candidates for the local elections are also listed, along with an article entitled 'The forgotten election' in which there are claims that the third part of the 6 May polls has been largely ignored in all the excitement about Holyrood.