Renfrewshire Council

Vote reminder as poll cards go out

 

 

Renfrewshire's election team are reminding young people aged 16 and 17 that they are not eligible to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.

The reminder comes as the first batch of poll cards start to be posted out to voters in Renfrewshire in the coming days.

Different voting rules and eligibility apply for different elections.

Sixteen and seventeen year olds in Scotland were eligible to vote in the 2014 Scottish referendum, and in the recent Scottish Parliament elections, but they do not have a vote in elections to the UK parliament or in the referendum on EU membership.

Sandra Black, Counting Officer for the Renfrewshire voting area, said: "With different rules applying this time round, we want to remind young people who were involved with the Scottish Parliament elections, that they won't be receiving poll cards this time.

"They haven't been missed out. It is because they are not eligible to vote in this election."

People aged 18 or over, who have not yet secured their vote, can register to vote by 7 June.

Further information is available at www.electoralcommission.org.uk

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