ARE you registered to vote? If you are over 16 and a UK, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen resident in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire/Banff and Buchan/Moray you should be!
With important local government elections due to take place next year it is vital citizens ensure they are registered.
The Grampian Electoral Registration Office will be issuing a canvass form to every household this weekend. Householders are requested to make sure that the name of anybody who is entitled to be registered and resident at that address is included on the canvass form..
Citizens can also use the canvass form to request a postal vote in future elections and to make sure their name is excluded from any registers purchased by direct marketing organisations that might issue ‘junk’ mail.
If there are no changes to the names on the form, the householder can respond using a convenient freephone, text or internet response service as an alternative to posting the form back.
All households must respond to the canvass or face the possibility of a £1,000 fine.