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Referendum voters urged to ensure they are registered

Press Release   •   May 30, 2016 10:19 BST

Residents in Moray are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote by the June 7 deadline for the upcoming EU referendum.

They are also being advised to consult the Electoral Commission’s voting guide, which has been delivered to every household in Scotland over the past month.

The guide contains important information on how to register to vote, how to cast your vote and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ sides.

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will take place on Thursday, June 23.

Counting officer for the Moray area, Mark Palmer, said: “Now that voters have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission we hope they feel confident about taking part in the referendum. Anyone who has not received a copy can view it online at

“Don’t forget that you won’t be able to have a say if you are not registered to vote by the June 7 deadline, so I would encourage anyone who has not already registered to do so online at

Voters who have already registered are being reminded that they do not need to registers again for the referendum. Anyone already registered will have received a poll card.

Andy O’Neill, head of the Electoral Commission in Scotland, said: “The referendum on June 23 is an opportunity for people to have their say on one of the key political issues of our time.

“Voters have told us that they want accessible and impartial information so that they feel they can make an informed decision at the ballot box. We have sent our voting guide to every household across the UK so that as many people as possible feel confident about casting their vote on June 23.”

The guide is also available online and has been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats.

Anyone requiring additional information should go to or call the Electoral Commission helpline on 0800 3 280 280.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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