EU referendum voting

Tracey Logan, counting officer for the Scottish Borders Voting Area
Tracey Logan, counting officer for the Scottish Borders Voting Area

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the EU Referendum this Thursday, June 23.

Across the Scottish Borders there are: 88,434 eligible voters; 110 polling places open from 7am to 10pm; 310 polling station staff on duty.

Tracey Logan, counting officer for the Scottish Borders Voting Area said: “Putting a cross in a box might seem simple but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ‘referendum ready’.

“Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station and you will find more information on how to take part at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. Voters can also get in touch with the team here at Scottish Borders Council with any further queries”.

Andy O’Neill, head of the Electoral Commission, Scotland, said: “The Electoral Commission has sent an impartial voting guide to every household in Scotland and across the UK. The guide is full of information on what to expect on polling day and how to take part.

“On June 23, voters in Scotland will get the chance to have a say on an issue of real importance and we want everyone to feel confident in casting their vote.”

The question on the ballot paper will be ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ Voters should put a cross in the box for their preferred outcome of either remain or leave.