Registering to vote

Individual Electoral Registration (IER)

On 19 September 2014 the way everyone registers to vote in Scotland changed. All voters now need to register individually, rather than as a household.

All electors in Angus will receive a letter by the end of October 2014 that will explain the change to the electoral registration system and will tell you if you what you need to do to remain registered.

You can now register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

For more information visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters

To take part in any election, you must be on the Electoral Register - the list of everyone who is registered to vote in a local area.

You are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax.

There are two versions of the electoral register – the full “Electoral Register” and an edited version known as the “Open Register”.

All elector’s details will appear on the Electoral Register, but you can choose to have your details excluded from the Open Register.

The Electoral Register is used for elections, preventing and detecting crime, and checking applications for credit.

The Open Register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing.

To be entered on the Electoral Register you must be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK.

If you want to register to vote, you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, alternatively you can contact the electoral registration officer who is responsible for the registration of electors in Angus.

Copies of the register are available for inspection in all libraries in Angus.

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