Referendum deadline looming
Residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote in the independence referendum.
It only takes five minutes to register but, with polling day just three weeks away, time is running out for residents to have their say.
Electoral Commission research shows that 44 percent of people who are not registered mistakenly believe they are. Those particularly at risk of losing the chance to vote are people who have moved house in the past couple of years and younger people.
The deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday, September 2. The deadline for new postal and proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday, September 3.
David Thomson, electoral registration officer for Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, said: “We want to remind people, particularly those who may be voting for the first time or have recently moved address, to check they are registered. If you are unsure whether you are registered please contact the electoral registration office on 0141 562 1200 for East and West Dunbartonshire or 01586 555300 for Argyll and Bute.”
Anyone who is 16 or over and a British, European Union or qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in Scotland is eligible to vote.
Polling will take place between 7am and 10pm on September 18.
More information and application forms are available from www. dab-vjb. gov. uk/ latest- news and information on voting can be found at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.