Ensure you are eligible to vote

EUROPEAN ELECTION BALLOT BOX'PICTURE  DAVID MOIR  8/6/2004
EUROPEAN ELECTION BALLOT BOX'PICTURE DAVID MOIR 8/6/2004

Angus residents will shortly receive their annual electoral registration form and they are being encouraged to complete it and return it promptly.

The forms will be dropping through letterboxes soon and will include a Young Person’s Registration form for teenagers who will reach the age of 16 by September 18 next year in time for the Scottish independence referendum.

This form does not have to be returned if there is no one in your household who meets the necessary criteria.

Electoral registration staff are working closely with schools, colleges and education establishments to gather data on all 15 to 18 year olds who will be eligible to vote in the 2014 referendum.

Alastair Kirkwood is electoral registration officer for Angus, and Perth and Kinross.

He said: “Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is update your electoral registration forms with details of everyone who lives in the household and is eligible to vote, and return it to us as soon as possible in the pre-paid envelope.

“If your details haven’t changed you an 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 forms to ensure you are eligible to vote.

“Anyone who has not received a form by October 11, or who would like more information, should contact the local electoral office.”

Angus Council residents should contact the Forfar office on 01307 462416.