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East Ren residents urged to register to vote

This article was first published on: 18 May 2017

East Ren residents are being urged to register to vote for the UK General Election 2017.

East Renfrewshire Returning Officer with Election Team

Resident's are being encouraged to register to vote ahead of the UK General Election, as part of a national campaign.

The campaign is reminding local residents that they must be on the electoral register by the deadline of Monday 22 May, if they want to vote on 8 June. However, if you are already registered, you do not need to re-register.

Anyone who is not registered, should go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register and enable them to use their vote.

Many people assume that they are automatically on the electoral register because they pay council tax - this is not the case.
Others turn up to vote and find out that they are not on the electoral roll because they forgot to tell the Electoral Registration Officer that they have moved house. If you are registered, you should have received a polling card for the local government elections that took place on 4 May. If you didn't receive one, you may not be on the register of electors and will only be able to vote if you register before the deadline.
- East Renfrewshire's Returning Officer - Lorraine McMillan

Residents are also reminded that if they cannot make it to their polling station on election day, they can still apply for a postal vote up until Tuesday 23 May or appoint a proxy by Wednesday 31 May, which allows someone else to vote on your behalf.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 8 June.

Visit our elections and voting section to find your polling station location and more information on voting.


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