Scottish Independence Referendum poll cards issued across the city

More than four million people across Scotland will receive poll cards this week, as Counting Officers around the country publish formal notice of the Scottish Independence Referendum on 18 September.

Meanwhile, in Edinburgh, 350,000 poll cards will be issued to residents who have registered to vote.

Those who have not yet registered, or who are unsure whether they are on the electoral role, are being urged to check before 2 September to avoid missing out on the historic vote.

Only people who are registered to vote, and are aged 16 or over on 18 September, will be able to participate in the poll.

Sue Bruce, Chief Executive of City of Edinburgh Council and Counting Officer for Edinburgh, has encouraged local constituents to take action.

She said: “We are now fast approaching the Scottish Independence Referendum. Preparations are well advanced in Edinburgh, with more than 350,000 poll cards about to be issued.

“There is still time to register for those who haven’t yet, and I would urge those who want to take part to do so by 2 September to avoid missing out on this historic referendum.”

Poll cards will provide voters with further information on how and where to vote on 18 September, when polling places will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Those who are unsure whether they are registered to vote, or wish to register, should visit Lothian Valuation Joint Board’s website or calling 0131 344 2500. 

Further information on voting in the Referendum, including a list of polling places, can be found on the City of Edinburgh Council's website

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