Don't forget to register to vote!

Archived news: published on Friday 04 Mar 2016 by Fife Council

Don't miss out on your vote.

Don't miss out on your vote.

DON'T miss out on your vote in this year's Scottish Parliament elections.

On Thursday 5 May 2016 voters in Fife will go to the polls for the Scottish Parliament election. This election will be the first time that 16 and 17 year olds have been able to vote for Scottish Parliament but anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say.

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016 and while there is still time, it’s running out quickly. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Linda Bissett, Electoral Registration Officer for Fife Council said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. I’d urge people living in Fife to spread the message amongst family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.”

Andy O’Neill, Head of Electoral Commission, Scotland said: “It’s important that anyone who’s eligible to be on the register, but has not yet registered, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. This is the first time that 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote for Scottish Parliament so if you're 16 before May 5, 2016 it's important to get on the register before Monday, April 18.”

Local residents can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office on 03451 55 55 11.

Linda Bissett, Head of Democratic Services 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 23 01 Contact Linda Bissett online
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