Politics / Electoral registration reminders sent out

ELECTORAL registration reminders have recently been sent to households in Shetland ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May next year.

Shetland Islands Council said it is important to confirm all those who are registered to vote.

Each form contains a personal security code to enable online returns to be made, or householders can return the form using the pre-paid return envelope.

Depute electoral registration officer for the Shetland Islands area Ian Leslie said:

“We have been pleased with the return of information this year and many households have responded online, easily and quickly, from the security of their own homes.

“We’ve now sent reminder forms to all those properties who have yet to contact us. If you have received a form, please respond and make any changes that are required, including adding any new electors.

“The right to vote at Scottish Parliamentary and Council elections now includes anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Scotland, and all resident foreign nationals who have Leave to Remain in the UK.


“To exercise your right to vote you must first be included in the Register of Electors. If your household hasn’t received a reminder, and you know that your household hasn’t yet registered, you can still do this online.”

Any residents who have any questions should contact the Electoral Registration Office at 20 Commercial Road, Lerwick by telephone on 01595 745700 or email ero@shetland.gov.uk.

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