Calls on residents to return electoral registration form

Residents in Brechin and Edzell are being reminded to return their electoral registration forms to ensure they can vote next year.

Alastair Kirkwood, electoral registration officer for Angus said: “Forms were issued to all households at the beginning of October 2013 but some householders have still to return their forms.

“Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is update the electoral registration form, or forms, with details of everyone who lives in the household and is eligible to vote; and return it to us in the prepaid envelope as soon as possible. If your details haven’t changed you can 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 registration forms to ensure you are eligible to vote.

“Anyone who has lost their form or would like more information should contact their local electoral registration office or download a form from the About My Vote website. Residents in Angus Council should contact the office in Forfar on 01307 462416.”

Included in with the form was a Young Person’s Registration form to allow 15-year-olds who will reach 16 years of age on or before September 18, 2014, to register to vote at in the independence referendum.

The young person’s registration form does not need to be returned if there are no eligible youth in the household.

Households who have not returned forms may receive a door to door visit from canvassers.