Example voting image

Residents are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the UK General Election on 12 December.

To vote in the election, residents must be registered on the electoral roll and this does not take place automatically if they pay council tax.

Example voting image

Anyone over the age of 14 in Scotland can register but to vote in this election, voters must be over 18 and a UK Citizen.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 26 November.

Kate Crawford, Renfrewshire VJB Electoral Registration Officer, said: “If you’re not already on the electoral register, you need to register to vote by midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019 to vote in this election.

“It is important that you register as early as possible in case we need to check any details with you, so please register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.”

Anyone unable to visit a polling station on the day of the election can request a postal vote, with the application deadline being 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

Due to the increased volume of mail in the run up to Christmas, postal voters are encouraged to complete and return their postal votes as soon as possible.

They can also request a proxy vote – where a person votes on their behalf – and the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

For more information regarding electoral registration, please visit www.renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk or www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/GeneralElection2019.