Electoral Registration figures

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MORE THAN 106,000 people in Dundee have registered to vote in the forthcoming Scottish Parliament election according to new figures released yesterday (TUESDAY).

And while that’s a 3.7% drop on the March 2015 figure, house moves and deaths account for most of the reduction in the city’s registered voters.

Electoral Registration Officer for Dundee Roger Mennie said: “The latest figure is simply a snap shot taken on a single day and our efforts to encourage as many people as possible to register to vote are continuing.

“There are still 6000 invitation to register forms in households all over the city and if all of these were to be returned we would be looking at a four per cent increase on the numbers on the last register.

“We are particularly keen to encourage young people who may be voting for the first time to ensure their name is on the register by using the latest technology at our disposal.”

A voter engagement app for Android and iPhone can be found at www.moderndemocracy.co.uk/dundee.html which can be used to register for the upcoming election.

A joint project with Dundee University Students Association launching next month will see student advocates encouraging registration throughout January.

In total 106,569 people are on the electoral register in Dundee.

Anyone who still needs to register should find out their National Insurance Number then go online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

People who don’t have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone can call into any library or at the Electoral Registration Office at 20 City Square and use the Public Access facilities. They can also telephone 01382 434444.

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