2nd February 2015

Make sure you have a voice!

Register to vote

With the General election less than 100 days away and campaigning intensifying, towards election day, it’s vital that as many eligible citizens as possible are registered to vote. There have been some changes recently to the electoral registration system that mean over 500,000 voters can no longer vote without re-registering.

Image of Rob Gibson

Rob Gibson MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, found his identification for registration wasn’t acceptable to the electoral registration officer, despite being an MSP!

And don’t think because you voted before that you are automatically assumed to be able to vote in the General Election. Even SNP MSP’s have problems as the BBC reported on the case of SNP MSP Rob Gibson.

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of National Voter Registration Week by saying it was “vital”, for anyone not registered to do so as soon as possible.

She went on to say “One of the most positive aspects of the referendum campaign was that it re-energised debate and involvement, shaking up the political landscape across Scotland.”

“As first minister I am keen to do everything I can to ensure that the spirit of engagement sparked by the discussion on Scotland’s future continues to blossom.”

“With fewer than 100 days to go until polling day for the General Election, it is vital that those who haven’t yet registered to vote do so as soon as possible.”

Make sure you have a voice in the forthcoming General Election, make sure you , your friends and family are all registered to vote in Steven Paterson as MP for Stirling.

Some useful links:

First Minister Backs National Voter Registration Week

Register to Vote