Make sure you can have your say
Voters have just a few days to make sure they are registered to vote in next month’s local elections.
Council elections will take place across Scotland on Thursday, May 4 and voters are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.
The elections provide residents of Rutherglen and Cambuslang the opportunity to elect people who will represent them and make key decisions about their area.
People aged 16 by polling day who are British, Irish or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen are eligible to vote.
Gary Bennett, electoral registration officer for Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the elections this May, so I’d encourage everyone in South Lanarkshire to take action now if they’re not already registered to vote.”
For registration log on to www. gov. uk/ register- tovote before the deadline of Monday, April 17.
People can check to see if they are eligible to vote by calling the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 030 4333.