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Postal Vote Registration Deadline Nears this Coming Tuesday

Registrations for postal votes in this Scottish Parliament election are closing up on this upcoming Tuesday.

Constituents in the Perth and Kinross area, and the rest of Scotland, have until 5pm on Tuesday April 6 to register for their postal ballot.

The Perth and Kinross council said: “The majority of people vote in person at a polling station.  Once you have registered to vote  you will receive a polling card before each election telling you which polling station you should vote at. 

“You don’t need to bring your polling card with you to vote in person. Polling places throughout Perth and Kinross will be open on polling day from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm. 

“When you arrive you will be asked to confirm your name and address and then you will be given your ballot paper.

“If you’ve never voted in person before, you can visit the Electoral Commission’s ‘virtual polling place’ on the About My Vote website to see how straightforward it is.

“If you are not able to go to the polling station in person on polling day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (someone voting on your behalf).”

While the ballots are held in English, translation services are available Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Anyone looking to apply for their postal vote can go to: https://www.mygov.scot/register-to-vote-scotland/register-to-vote-by-post/

See the full candidate list for your area, and find more of our election coverage, on our Scottish Election 2021 page.

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