Happy 16th Birthday - celebrate with a vote!

Two Edinburgh secondary school pupils will head to the polls for the very first time - on their 16th birthday.

First time voters Louis Baigan and Jade Jenkinson of Liberton High School

Liberton High School S4 pupils Jade Jenkinson and Louis Baigan will both become eligible just in time to cast a vote in the local elections on Thursday 4 May.

Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council and Returning Officer for Edinburgh, said: "The local elections are just over a week away now. Remember that due to ward boundary changes, you might have a different polling place this time. Check your polling card carefully or use the online tool to find out where to vote on 4 May.

"Familiarise yourself with how the single transferable vote system works, ie that you need to use numbers to rank as many or as few candidates as you choose in order of preference. 

"And if you've applied for and received a postal ballot pack, remember to pop it in the post to make sure your vote counts."

Find out more on where, when and how to vote

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