Sir Robert urges constituents to ensure they register to vote

Local MP Sir Robert Smith is urging people to ensure they are able to have a say in Scotland’s future by registering to vote if they have not yet received their polling card.

The deadline for registering to vote in the forthcoming referendum is Tuesday, September 2.

Voters must be aged 16 or over on 18 September and living in Scotland to have their say and must also be a British, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen.

Sir Robert said: “It is important that we all have a say in this historic decision and so I would urge people to register to vote if they have not received a polling card.

“It is easy to register and the necessary forms can be accessed through the website or by contacting the Grampian Assessor and Electoral Registration Office.

“If anyone thinks that you might not be able to make it to a polling station on the day then it will also be possible to vote by registering for a postal or proxy vote. However we chose to cast our votes, I hope that everyone who is eligible will make sure that their voice is heard.”