Referendum votes to be counted in Kelso

Picture: Neil Doig
Picture: Neil Doig

Borders votes in the Scottish independence referendum will be counted at Springwood Park, Kelso, overnight on September 18/19.

Local counting officer Tracey Logan explained: “We have chosen Springwood Park in Kelso as the location for the Borders’ count centre as it has the required space and facilities to ensure we can provide the most efficient count possible.

“Although the count will not be open to the public, our team will be working throughout the night to ensure the public are kept up to date with key stages of the count via our website and social media channels.”

Voters, particularly 16 and 17-years-olds who are able to vote for the first time, are being reminded of the need to be registered to cast their vote in the referendum. Registration must be completed by September 2, 2014, and you can find out more via

A drop in session for young voters is also being held in Market Square, Galashiels on August 23, from 11am-4pm, where the council’s electoral registration officer, Mark Dickson will be on-hand to help them register or answer any questions they may have.

SBC’s electoral registration officer can be contacted on 01835 825100 or at

Anyone who would like to help on polling day, Thursday, September 28, working at either at a polling station or the count is invited to complete an application form which is available from or by calling 01835 826502. Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm and the count will start at 10pm.