Voter registration information to be issued in Angus

Householders across Angus will soon be receiving a form asking them to check the accuracy of their information on the electoral register.

Its aim, part of the annual voter registration canvass, is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

With the Scottish Parliament elections taking place next May, this will provide an opportunity to make sure everyone eligible can take part.

With those aged 16 and over on May 5, 2016, now able to vote in this election, the Electoral Registration Officer for Angus Council is encouraging those eligible to vote to register.

Alastair Kirkwood, electoral registration officer, said: “The annual canvass is an opportunity for people to easily check whether they’re registered. Anyone who wants to vote must also be registered, including anyone who will be 16 years old by November 30, 2016.

“To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and return it as promptly as possible. 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 are not currently registered please reply and we will send you information explain how to do this or you can just go online to apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”