Make sure of your vote!

PEOPLE in Angus are reminded to make sure they can take part in the local council elections on Thursday, May 3.

Andy O’Neill, head of the Scotland Office at the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog explained: “You must be on the electoral register to have your say on who sits on your council. If you have recently moved to the area or moved house it is important to make sure that you register at your new address otherwise you won’t be able to vote. It only takes a few minutes to complete a registration form but you must make sure we receive it by Wednesday, April 18.”

Registration forms are available by calling 01307 462416 or you can print a form from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Mr O’Neill also reminded voters that they can still vote even if they can’t make it to the polling station on May 3 .

He stated: “Even if you will be away on holiday, or think you might be caught up in work you can make sure you have your say by applying to vote by post or proxy. You can print off the forms from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.”

Angus Council has set up a website containing information on the forthcoming local council elections, to be found at www.angus.gov.uk/elections/lge2012 The site contains a range of information on registering to vote, on proxy and postal voting and how to vote at these elections.