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Ensure your right to vote in next year's election

Issued: 31 Aug 2010

This week 130,000 households in the Highlands and Western Isles will receive the annual voter registration forms.

The register produced from the information provided will be used on 5 May 2011 in the Scottish Parliament election and a potential referendum on the voting system to be used in Westminster elections.

Douglas Gillespie, Electoral Registration Officer for the Highlands and Western Isles, said: "Registering to vote is very simple. The form which every household receives should be checked, amended where necessary and returned in the pre-paid envelope. Every year names are deleted from the register because some households fail to return their canvass forms. Spending a few minutes now will avoid disappointment when the election takes place.

If your name is not on the register it can also affect your credit rating and mobile phone contract. Any elector who would like assistance or advice should contact my staff using the Freefone number shown on the form."

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