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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 (postal-vote.service.gov.uk)

Application to vote by post in Scotland (publishing.service.gov.uk)

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
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2XF
Tel: 01851 619179
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