Don’t lose your right to vote

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People across Argyll and Bute are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the upcoming elections in May.

Particular emphasis is being put on 16 and 17-year-olds who will be eligible to vote in the Scottish Parliament elections for the first time.

A report carried out by the Electoral Commission shows that 770,000 entries were removed from the electoral registers in December last yearlogo at the end of the transition to a new system of voter registration.

It is therefore important that people ensure they are registered.

To take part in the elections in May, voters must be registered by the deadline of Monday 18 April.

Registering now for the elections in May will also mean voters are registered in good time before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on 23 June.

To register, or to check whether or not you are still registered, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote