Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay by-election: Make sure you can have your say!
Archived news: published on Monday 23 Jul 2018 by Fife Council
Make sure you're registered!
IF you live in the Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay council ward make sure you’re registered to vote so you can have your say in the Local Government by-election on 6 September.
The by-election is taking place following the resignation of Councillor Lesley Laird. Everyone who is registered will have the opportunity to vote for a newCouncillor for their local area.
Electoral registration officer, Linda Bissett, is encouraging people to make sure they are registered to vote, if they’re not already, in time for the by-election. She said: “It’s important that localresidents make sure they can take part.
“To have your say you must be registered to vote.
“If you’ve recently changed address it’s also important to make sure that you’re registered at your new address otherwise you won’t be able to vote.
“It only takes a few minutes to register to vote, or to choose to vote by post or proxy, where someone votes on your behalf. But please remember that if you want to vote by post or proxy you must register to vote first. The earlier you register to vote and apply for a postal or proxy vote, the quicker we’ll be able to process your application to make sure that you can vote in a way that suits you.
“You can register to vote online and find out how to apply for a postal or proxy vote by visiting www.fifedirect.org.uk/byelection or calling the electoral registration team on 03451 55 55 11.
“Whatever way you choose to vote, we must receive your completed registration form by midnight on Tuesday 21 August. If you’re applying for a new postal vote or wish to amend an existing postal or proxy vote you have until 5 pm Wednesday 22 August and if you want to apply for a new proxyvote you have until 5 pm Wednesday 29 August.”