VOTER REGISTRATION DAY | registertovote.scot
SNP CALLS FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR VOTE COUNT SO SCOTLAND’S VOICE IS HEARD
The SNP has called for people across Scotland to ensure that they do not lose out on their opportunity to vote by ensuring that they are registered ahead of the Westminster election.
The issue of encouraging voter registration was raised at FMQs today, with SNP MSP Rob Gibson highlighting the allegation that almost 600,000 voters have yet to transition to individual voter registration, compared to the previous electoral register. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged those eligible to vote to register and “make their voice heard”.
The SNP is encouraging anyone who is not registered to vote at their current address to make sure they’re on the register by visiting http://registertovote.scot and filling in their details.
Commenting, SNP MSP Rob Gibson said:
“Today is national voter registration day and there couldn’t be a better time to make sure that you are registered to vote in the coming election.
“The referendum campaign saw unprecedented levels of turnout and every one of us has a duty to do all that we can to ensure that this continues in the coming election and for years to come.
“With the election now just a matter of weeks away, it is vital that anyone who isn’t registered to vote at their current address signs up to make their vote count and Scotland’s voice heard.
“It is also absolutely vital that the issue of ensuring that everyone who has previously been registered to vote moves onto the new register in time is addressed as a priority and I hope the Electoral Commission will look at ways it can do more to help voters with this process.
“This election is a major opportunity for Scotland and I hope that people across Scotland will again turn out in great numbers to use their democratic vote.
“By electing a strong team of SNP MPs, people in Scotland have a chance to ensure that Scotland gains the powers of real Home Rule to boost job-creation and make our country a fairer one for all.”