Fifers urged to register to vote ahead of next month’s General Election

FIFERS are being encouraged to make sure they’re registered to vote ahead of next month’s General Election.


On December 12 voters will go to the polls to elect a Member of Parliament for their constituency. Fife has four UK parliamentary constituencies:


*North East Fife
*Glenrothes
*Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
*Dunfermline and West Fife


The deadline to register to vote for the General Election is midnight, Tuesday 26 November.


Mike Melville, Electoral Services Manager for Fife, said: “It’s important that residents across Fife make sure they can take part.
“To have your say you must be registered to vote. If you voted in the European Election in May and haven’t moved, you don’t need to register to vote again.


“However, if you’ve recently changed address it’s important to make sure that you’re registered at your new address otherwise you won’t be able to vote.


“It only takes a few minutes to register to vote, you can do this online at www.gov.uk/registertovote and all you need to do it is your name, address and national insurance number.


“You can find out how to apply for a postal or proxy vote, where someone votes on your behalf, by visiting www.fife.gov.uk/generalelection or by calling the electoral registration team on 03451 55 55 11.


“But please remember that if you want to vote by post or proxy you must register to vote first. The earlier you register to vote and apply for a postal or proxy vote, the quicker we’ll be able to process your application to make sure that you can vote in a way that suits you.


“Whatever way you choose to vote, we must receive your registration application by midnight on Tuesday 26 November.
“If you’re applying for a new postal vote or wish to amend an existing postal or proxy vote you have until 5 pm Tuesday 26 November and if you want to apply for a new proxy vote you have until 5 pm Wednesday 4 December.”