Make your vote count, urges officer

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Borderers are being urged to cast their votes in Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum to ensure their views are counted.

Counting officer for the Scottish Borders Council area, Tracey Logan, told the Hawick News: “Whether you want to vote yes or no – you absolutely must vote in order for your vote to be counted.

“If you are voting in person at your designated polling station on Thursday – please just take a few minutes to plan when you are going to vote. Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm but make sure you leave plenty time before the 10pm deadline. Anyone that arrives after 10pm, by law, will not be able to vote.

“Your polling card, which should have come through the door, states where your polling station is. It’s not compulsory to bring the polling card in order to vote, but it will speed up the process in the polling station.”

Postal votes should be sent back as soon as possible or handed in to the polling station. However, votes that arrive after 10pm on Thursday will not be counted.

Borderers must only put an X in the box they want to vote for otherwise their vote might not be counted.

More information from www.scotborders.gov.uk/referendum or 01835 825005.