Don’t forget to register to vote as deadline is tonight Don’t forget to register to vote as deadline is tonight
To be able to vote in the upcoming General Election you must register to vote by midnight tonight. Anyone unable to visit a polling... Don’t forget to register to vote as deadline is tonight

To be able to vote in the upcoming General Election you must register to vote by midnight tonight.

Anyone unable to visit a polling station on the day of the election have to register their postal vote a few hours earlier by 5pm.

Once registered for a postal vote, a pack will be sent out on 2nd December to allow electors to cast their vote and return it to their local election office in advance of polling day on Thursday 12th December.

Due to the increased volume of mail in the run up to Christmas, postal voters are encouraged to complete and return their postal votes as soon as possible.

If voters cannot send the postal vote in advance, it can be handed in to their polling station on the day of the election.

Sandra Black, Returning Officer for Renfrewshire, said: “If you’re unable to visit your polling station on election day, that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance to vote.

“Register for a postal vote by Tuesday’s deadline and you’ll still be able to have your say in the election.

“Once you receive your voting pack, please return it as quickly as you can to ensure it reaches the election office in sufficient time.”

To vote in the election, residents must be registered on the electoral roll and this does not take place automatically by paying council tax.

Anyone over the age of 14 in Scotland can register but to vote in this election, voters must be over 18 and a UK Citizen.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight tonight, Tuesday 26th November.

Voters can also request a proxy vote – where a person votes on their behalf – and the deadline for this method is 5pm on Wednesday 4th December.

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