Angus residents will soon receive their annual electoral registration form through the post and are being encouraged to complete and return it promptly.
Included with this form will be 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 next year’s Scottish Independence Referendum.
Electors do not have to return the Young Person’s Registration form if there is no-one within your household who meets the criteria to be included on the form.
Electoral registration staff are working closely with schools, colleges and all other educational establishments in Angus to gather data on all 15 to 18 year olds for the 2014 referendum.
Alastair Kirkwood, the electoral registration officer for the area, 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 to us as soon as possible in the pre-paid envelope.
“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 22 May 2014 and the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18, 2014 therefore you should return your forms to ensure you are eligible to vote.”
Any Angus residents who have not received a form by October 11, or who would like more information, should contact the electoral registration office in Forfar on 01307 462416.