Local MSP Maree Todd SNP has urged people to make sure that they are registered to vote in the EU elections to be held on the 23rd of May.
You have to be registered by the end of day, 7th of May.
Research published today revealed that 600,000 Scots who are eligible to vote in this month’s elections have not registered yet. Unlike the Brexit referendum, EU citizens living in the UK can vote in European parliamentary elections.
Maree Todd said:
“People in Highlands and Islands and across Scotland voted to remain in the European Union – but even many of those who voted to leave have real concerns about the extreme Brexit now being pursued.
“We know that Brexit will harm our economy, cost jobs and stifle growth.
“It’s really concerning that loss of inward migration will hit our Scottish rural economy and communities hard.
“It’s vital therefore that voters get registered as soon as possible.”
Maree Todd added:
“A vote for the SNP is a vote to make clear that Scotland says no to Brexit.
“Whatever your choice- take part in this important election and register by 7 May!”