Make your voice heard in elections

You cannot vote if you are not on the Electoral Register.
You cannot vote if you are not on the Electoral Register.

Angus householders are being urged to return their completed electoral registration forms as soon as possible to ensure they are able to vote this year.

Forms were sent out last year by Alastair Kirkwood, electoral registration officer for Angus and Perth and Kinross, who is concerned that people could be left out of a number of important elections taking place in 2014 if they do not return their paperwork.

He said: “Forms were issued to all households at the beginning of October, but some householders have still to return their forms. Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is update the electoral registration form or forms with details of everyone who lives in the household and is eligible to vote; and return it to us in the pre-paid envelope as soon as possible.

“If your details haven’t changed you can simply reply by telephone, internet or text message instead.

“This is the last annual canvass before the European parliament election on May 22, 2014, and the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18, 2014, therefore you should return your registration forms to ensure you are eligible to vote.”

Young Person’s Registration forms to allow those who will be 16 on or before September 18, 2014, were also included in the pack, but do not have to be returned if no one in the household meets the criteria required.

Door to door visits are also being carried out and canvassers may call at some addresses which have not returned forms.

Anyone who has lost a form can contact the Angus Council’s electoral registration office on 01307 462416.

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