Polling cards issued for September’s indepdendence referendum

Electoral registration forms should be returned as soon possible.
Electoral registration forms should be returned as soon possible.

Polling cards have been issued to the Angus electorate as counting officers across the country publish formal notice of the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Poll cards were dispatched between Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15 to every registered voter in Angus to provide them with details of their local polling place and how to vote in the referendum.

Counting officers are required to publish a formal notice of the Scottish Independence Referendum in their area to outline the date for the referendum on Thursday, September 18, details of polling places, who is eligible to vote and a reminder to eligible people to ensure they are registered to vote.

Applications to the electoral register must be received by midnight on September 2. Applications to vote by post or by proxy must be received by 5 p.m. on September 3.

Mary Pitcaithly, the chief counting officer for the Scottish Independence Referendum, Mary Pitcaithly is urging those who are eligible to make sure they can participate in the referendum by ensuring they are registered to vote.

Mary Pitcaithly said: “Only people who are registered to vote and are aged 16 or over on the day of the referendum will be entitled to vote, so it is vital that those who want to take part ensure their details are on the electoral register.

“It may be worth taking the time to check your details are on the register and that they are up-to-date, particularly if you’ve changed address in recent months.

“Poll cards are being issued this week to people who are already on the electoral roll, providing them with essential information about how and where to vote on 18 September.”

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 and voters can obtain further information about the referendum and how to vote at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk