Thursday, June 13, 2024

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More than four million official poll cards have been posted out to voters in Scotland this week. Poll cards give details of your polling place and the polling hours, 7am to 10pm. Keep your card for polling day on 18 September because although you do not need to have it with you on the day, it will save time if you take it to the polling station and show it to the staff there.

Your poll card also has details of how to vote. Your address should also have received the Electoral Commission's 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum Voting Guide; if not, click here for an online copy. Also available: DIN2013DIN01-242 Scottish Independence Referendum - Guidance for Service personnel wishing to vote. The Q&A from the DIN were widely published online - such as here on the RAF Community Support website.

An internal reminder has been issued recently to encourage all eligible personnel and their families to register to vote.

For details of eligibility to vote as a member of the armed forces or their partner or their child who will be 16 or 17 on 18 September, please click the "Are you eligible to vote" banner above. If you are entitled to be registered in Scotland but are not already registered from your current address, your signed registration form must arrive by midnight on Tuesday 2 September. Time is also running out to arrange a postal or proxy vote, if you do not already have one.

If you have any queries you should consult the local registration office in the area where you wish to be registered. Advice is also available from your Unit Registration Officer. In the event of difficulty at any stage of the referendum process, BAFF members or free online supporters can also contact BAFF using our online contact form.