GENERAL ELECTION

Have you registered to vote yet?

Democrat reporter

People across Argyll and Bute are being urged to make sure they register to vote in next month’s UK Parliamentary Election, before the 26 November deadline.

Voters in Argyll and Bute will join others from across the country on Thursday 12 December to elect one Member of Parliament (MP) to represent the Argyll and Bute UK Parliamentary Constituency at Westminster.

To take part in this election, you must be registered to vote. If you’re not sure whether you are registered, you can check with the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 980 0470. They can send you out a registration form if you need one. You can also register online at http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote – it is quick and easy to do.

You can also vote by post or by proxy (where you appoint someone to cast your vote on your behalf). The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on 26 November and if you want to apply for a proxy vote you need to do so by 5pm on 4 December. You can find out more about this at http://www.yourvotematters.co.uk – and if you want to apply for a postal or proxy vote for this election, it is best to do this as soon as possible so that you can make sure you are able to take part.

A list of polling stations can be found at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections – there may be changes to your usual polling station so please check your polling card or online so that you know where you need to go to cast your vote.

Anyone who is interested in standing for election or who has any other queries about the election process can contact Argyll and Bute Council’s Elections Team in the first instance on 01546 603264 or elections@argyll-bute.gov.uk


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