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Isles MP Angus MacNeil is urging constituents to register for a postal vote if they will not be able to vote in-person on July 4.

Following the bombshell announcement that a General Election will take place in less than six weeks’ time, Mr MacNeil is encouraging voters to be prepared.

He said: “The election has been called at a time when many people will be off-island for school holidays and so I am urging any constituents who will not be able to vote in-person to apply for a postal vote to ensure that their vote counts. Applications must be made before June 19 at 5pm.

“The right to vote is the most fundamental tenet of democracy and I would encourage my constituents to ensure firstly that they are registered to vote, and then to apply for a postal vote.

“The Tories also introduced the need for valid ID to be produced on the polling station on the day of the election, this means forms of ID like a passport; a driving licence, or Scottish Entitlement Card.”

Are you registered to vote? – Apply for a postal vote – GOV.UK (

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If you wish to obtain registration forms or if you have questions on whether you are registered to vote, postal votes or proxy votes, please contact the Electoral Registration Office at:

The Electoral Registration Office
42 Point Street
Isle of Lewis
Tel: 01851 619179
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