Electoral registers canvass forms sent

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Households in Angus have been sent a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for their address is correct, as part of the annual voter registration canvass.

The aim of the form is to ensure the register is up to date and identify residents who are not registered so they can be encouraged to do so.

With Scottish Parliament elections taking place in May 2016, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when the elections take place they will be able to take part.

With those who are aged 16 or over on May 5, 2016 now able to vote at the election, the Electoral Registration Officer for Angus, Alastair Kirkwood, will also be encouraging those eligible to vote for the first time to register to vote.

Mr Kirkwood said: “You can reply online, by telephone, by text message or simply return the form in the reply paid envelope. If the information is different to that on the form, you can still provide details via the online service or by completing the form.

“If you’re not currently registered, please reply and we will send you information explaining how to do this or you can just go online to apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”