Get referendum ready

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Tomorrow (Thursday), 87,134 eligible Angus voters will have the opportunity to case their votes in the EU Referendum.

Polling stations will be open across the county from 7am to 10pm. A total of 421 staff will be on duty at the polling stations and at the count.

Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm Thursday, June 23.

Voters in Angus can hand it in at any polling station in the voting area if they have not left enough time to return it by post.

Richard Stiff, Returning Officer for Angus Council said: “Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ‘referendum ready’.

“Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station, and you will find more information on how to take part at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. Remember, you do not need to take your poll card to the polling station to vote.”

Andy O’Neill, Head of the Electoral Commission, Scotland, said: “The Electoral Commission has sent an impartial voting guide to every household in Scotland and across the UK. The guide is full of information on what to expect on polling day and how to take part.

“On June 23, voters in Scotland will get the chance to have a say on an issue of real importance, and we want everyone to feel confident in casting their vote.”

The question on the ballot paper will be ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’

Voters will be instructed to put a cross in the box for their preferred outcome - ‘Remain a member of the European Union’ or ‘Leave the European Union’.

There is more information on www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or you can call the Election Team on 03452 777 778.