Don’t for­get to register your vote

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, The Tories are chang­ing the sys­tem of elec­toral reg­is­tra­tion. This means that peo­ple who are still liv­ing at the same ad­dress as last year will no longer be au­to­mat­i­cally kept on the elec­toral register.

This could mean los­ing your vote for next year’s Scot­tish Par­lia­ment Elec­tion and the EU Ref­er­en­dum.

To be cer­tain of keep­ing your vote, en­sure that some­one in your house­hold re­turns the form which will have been sent to your house by the Elec­toral Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice or register on-line at register-to-vote

As a for­mer MP, I know that, at ev­ery elec­tion, there are some peo- ple who only find out too late that they are not on the register. With the changes the Tories are mak­ing, this could easily hap­pen to more peo­ple, so don’t for­get, register now.

Alan Reid For­mer Lib-Dem MP

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