Important information on your vote this week

The council are urging residents in West Lothian to have their say
The council are urging residents in West Lothian to have their say

Registered voters in West Lothian are being urged to have their say in the upcoming European Union referendum.

On Thursday, June 23, at 7am polls will be open until 10pm and the public will decide whether or not Britain leaves the EU.

Your polling station is indicated on your poll card, which you should take with you to vote, however it is not essential.

More information on where to vote is available at www.westlothian.gov.uk/wheretovote. Postal voters should have already received their ballot papers.

In the referendum, voters will be asked the question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? The ballot paper should be marked with one X to indicate your choice.

Unlike the recent Scottish Independence Referendum and Scottish Parliamentary Elections, 16 and 17-year-olds will not be able to vote in the EU Referendum. However, you will remain on the electoral register and be eligible to vote in future Scottish Parliamentary and local government elections.

If you haven’t received or have lost your polling card, and are unsure if you are registered to vote or where to vote, please contact the Electoral Registration Office (ERO) on 0131 344 2500 or enquiries@lothian-vjb.gov.uk.

You may be able to appoint an emergency proxy, if you are unable to make it to your polling station due to illness or work. Please call 0131 344 2500 as soon as possible before 5pm on Thursday 23 June.

If you have lost your postal vote or made a mistake filling it in, please contact the council’s Election Office on 01506 282035 or elections@westlothian.gov.uk to request a replacement.