Deadline looms for voting registration

The UK Parliamentary General Election will take place on Thursday, May 7 and Aberdeenshire Council is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time.

Anyone who is not already on the electoral register and wants to vote in the General Election must register by Monday, April 20 and can now do so online.

Registering online takes around five minutes, and you’ll need your name, address and National Insurance number. You can register to vote online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

“If you are not already on the electoral register by the application deadline, you won’t be able to vote,” warned Electoral Registration Officer for Grampian, Ian Milton.

“Over the last fortnight poll cards began being distributed to those already registered to vote in the Banff and Buchan, Gordon, and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituencies.

“If you have not received a poll card I recommend that you register as soon as possible. Do not leave it to the last minute.”

If you cannot go online to register, you can request a paper form from your local registration office, just call (01224) 664848 or (01261) 815516.

Information on registering to vote and voting by post or proxy is available from the Electoral Registration office, visit www.voteaberdeenshire.org. You can also view the councils resources at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/elections/