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Your Vote Matters: Don’t Lose It

Popping through everyone’s letter box over the next weeks are reminders about your vote.

This is the Electoral Registration Office checking that its voter registration details are correct and up to date.

If you have received a letter check the details on it and if it is correct you do not need to respond.

Importantly if any information is wrong or if there are people eligible to register to vote at your address that are not included then you need to respond.

It is easy to make changes.

If your address is in Orkney you can go online here : Official Household Information Response Website for Orkney Electoral Registration Office

Then you just enter the unique security code that is on your letter and make the changes.

If you’re not currently registered, the easiest way is to do this is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

More advice in Orkney can be found here: Electoral Registration Office at 8 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX. Phone 01856876222 or send an email to ero@orkney.gov.uk

A Scottish Parliament election is scheduled for May 2021.

To be eligible to register to vote a person must be:

  • Aged 14 or over (a person may register to vote at 14, but may not vote until they are 16 for Scottish Parliament and council elections, and aged 18 for UK Parliament elections).
  • A British, Irish, EU or other foreign citizen who has leave to enter and remain in the UK or does not require such leave.

Full details on who can vote in elections in Scotland can be found at www.electoralcommission.org.uk

Full details of the Electoral Commission’s research on the electoral registers at www.electoralcommission.org.uk

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