Don’t miss out on your vote

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With less than a month to go until the Scottish Independence Referendum, residents in the Scottish Borders are being urged to make sure they can vote on Thursday, September 18.

Tracey Logan, Local Counting Officer, said: “Participation in the Referendum on September 18is open to anyone living in the Borders over the age of 16.

“We do not want anyone entitled to vote to miss out by not being registered or not knowing how to vote.

“Poll cards, with information on how to cast your vote, have been sent out to everyone who is on the electoral register. Anyone who did not receive one should check that they are registered, particularly if they have recently moved home. You must be on the register by midnight on September 2 if you want to vote in the Referendum.”

Over 93,000 poll cards have now been issued across the Borders. Poll cards include information for voters on where to find their local polling station which will be open from 7am until 10pm on polling day.

Tracey Logan added: “If you can’t get to the polling station on September 18 you can still vote as you can apply to vote by post or by proxy. But you need to apply by 5pm on September 3 to vote in this way”.

Electoral Registration forms along with forms to arrange a postal or proxy vote are available by calling 01835 825100 or can be downloaded from

If you are already on the electoral register (list of registered voters) you do not need to register again.