Youngsters urged to register to have their say on independence
Teenage voters are being urged to return their details to the SIC to ensure they are on the electoral register ahead of next year’s independence referendum.
Anyone aged 16 and over on 18th September will be entitled to vote in the referendum – but they need to be included on the register.
Annual electoral registration forms have been sent to every household, including a “young voters” form. The council is encouraging folk to return them promptly to ensure they can have their say at the polls.
Other elections next year include for the European parliament in May.
Senior electoral assistant, Ian Leslie, said: “People are talking about the referendum with family and friends, but the only way to have your say is to vote on 18th September 2014, so make sure you’re registered to vote.
“Registering is quick and simple. All you have to do is update and return the registration forms with details of everyone who lives in your household and is eligible to vote, and remember to include anyone who has turned 16 by 18 September 2014.”
Forms can also be found at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or from the electoral registration office on 01595 745700.