MACDONALD ENCOURAGES YOUNG VOTERS TO REGISTER FOR REFERENDUM

 

Teenagers who will be eligible to vote in next year’s referendum can register to vote now.  This will be the first time that 16 and 17 year olds can participate in the voting process.  It is a uniquely important vote for their future and the future of their country.

Special “Young Voter” forms will be issued with the standard registration forms this year. These should be completed and returned to the Assessor’s Office at the address below:

Assessor’s Office

Hillside House

Laurelhill Business Park

Stirling

FK7 9JQ

Alternatively forms can be downloaded here:

http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/pdf/Scotland-young-person-registration-form-v3.pdf

These should be printed off, completed and returned to the assessor’s office

Angus MacDonald MSP for Falkirk East said:

“Household registration will start locally very soon.

“I would urge all eligible young people to ensure that they are registered. Parents should also be aware that their teenage sons and daughters can vote in the referendum and complete the forms accordingly.

“This is a most important vote in the history of our nation.  It is also unique in that it is the first time 16-17 years olds will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Scotland they will live in.

“It is therefore of utmost importance that every eligible person is registered and casts their vote in the referendum.”

Copyright © Angus MacDonald MSP 2017

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