September 2
is D-Day to have your say

Ballot box
Ballot box

If they want to vote in September’s Scottish IndependenceReferendum, readers must be registered by September 2.

You can vote in the referendum if you are registered to vote in Scotland, 16 or over on Thursday, September 18, and are a British or European Union citizen living in Scotland or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in Scotland.

Qualifying Common-wealth citizens are people who have permission to enter or remain in the UK, do not need to have such leave or are treated as having such leave.

Service personnel posted outside Scotland, along with their spouse or civil partner and any 16 or 17 year-old children, may also vote in the referendum if they are registered.

There are three ways to vote – in person,by post or by proxy.

West Lothian’s counting officer Graham Hope is urging people to ensure they are registered.

For registration forms visit The Electoral Registration Officer can be contacted on 0131 344 2500 or email enquiries@