SCOTLAND – You Registered To Vote In This Years General Election? CHECK!!!

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Via @ShaunyNews @  http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2015/jan/voter-registration-raised-800000-could-drop

This has been raised and timely as well. Many may be unable to vote in this years General Elections for reasons below. This is another attempt by the London ‘Elite’ to make sure Scotland is silenced again. We can’t let this happen. If you are unsure if you can or can’t vote – DO SOMETHING ‘NOW’ TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN VOTE! Don’t wait till the last week and you can’t vote. Act now!

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I would re-word this SNP

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SNP MSP Rob Gibson has written to the Electoral Commission to raise concerns over voter registration. Mr Gibson’s letter comes following news that hundreds of thousands of people in Scotland face being removed from the voters roll due to new regulations based on moving from household to individual voter registration.

Earlier this week it was reported in The Herald newspaper that as many as 800,000 people who signed up to vote in last year’s referendum may not be eligible to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary elections in 2016. Mr Gibson, SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross has now written to Andy O’Neill, head of the Electoral Commission Office in Scotland, seeking clarity on this and expressing concern at the manner in which people are being contacted.

Mr Gibson said:

“One of the great successes of last year’s referendum was the level of engagement and voter participation that swept across every community in the weeks and months before September 18. “Never before have so many people signed up to have their say in the democratic process in Scotland – it is vitally important that we aim to retain this level of voter participation. “The Electoral Commission’s transition from a household canvass of voters to individual registration in Glasgow alone has seen 100,000 fewer voters registered so far – and this could mount to 800,000 across Scotland if new means are not found to encourage voter registration in good time for the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary election.

“The letter I received from my local Electoral Registration Office did not make clear what elections this reregistration would impact on. It only informed me that I could not be re-registered because my date of birth and National Insurance Number were not sufficient identifiers. This letter was worded in an unnecessarily unhelpful way – I would urge a more open and engaging approach.

“I look forward to hearing back form the Electoral Commission; I hope they too share these concerns and can detail me with plans which will alleviate fears that the great expansion of our democracy in Scotland faces being reversed by current procedures.”

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Call the Electoral Commission Scotland, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1RN

0131 225 0200

or here https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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6 comments on “SCOTLAND – You Registered To Vote In This Years General Election? CHECK!!!

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  3. Both my partner and I have not received our polling cards to enable us to vote in this year’s 2015 UK general election. We were both Yes voters. The local SNP office did a check and could not find our house registered. My son (also a yes voter) had to re-register for the upcoming election (2015). This to me smacks of another Tory ploy, by moving the goalposts and making sure that Scottish voters (whether Labour or SNP etc) can’t scupper their chances of re-election.
    I would like to know, which ‘body’ if any…can begin investigating this serious electoral fraud issue (because it IS fraud…clearly a manipulation of the Scottish vote).

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    • Sorry for late reply Jamie. In the end Labour let the Tory party win. When Ed refused to work with SNP England didn’t like this so voted differently. Had Ed said “Yes, lets go with SNP/Wales and create better UK” Labour would have won. Labour/SNP were never going to win this together, although Scotland put Scotland in a brilliant place.
      Hope you managed to vote ok….

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