Register to vote by April 18, remind Council

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With a matter of weeks to go, residents of Aberdeenshire are being reminded to make sure they can take part in the local council elections on Thursday, May 3.

Andy O’Neill, Head of the Scotland Office at the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog, is reminding voters that they can still vote even if they can’t make it to the polling station.

“Even if you will be away on holiday, or think you might be caught up in work, you can make sure you have your say by applying to vote by post or proxy.”

You can register by contacting the Grampian Electoral Registration Officer on (01224) 664848 or at: ero@grampian-ero.gov.uk

Application forms are available for download from voteaberdeenshire.org

Forms can also be sent to electors by post if they call (01224) 664848 or email: ero@grampian-ero.gov.uk

Electors can also pick up a form in person from the Electoral Registration Offices at Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen; Mitchell Burnett House, Colleonard Road, Banff, and 234 High Street, Elgin.

For further information on elections in Aberdeenshire, please see: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/elections.