Are you ready to vote?

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Polling Day for the Scottish Parliament election is Thursday, May 5.

The notices of election for the Scottish Parliamentary election for the Angus North and Mearns constituency, Angus South constituency and North East Scotland Region have been published today.

The Angus North and Mearns and Angus South constituencies, will be served by one elected member each, while seven people will be elected to the Scottish Parliament serve on behalf of the North East Scotland Region.

Nomination papers for the Angus North and Mearns and Angus South constituencies can be obtained from the Constituency Returning Officer, Print Unit, Sylvie Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AY.

They must be returned to the same address by no later than 4pm on Friday, April 1.

It is a different arrangement for the nomination papers for the North East Region.

Nomination papers for the North East Scotland Region can be obtained from the Regional Returning Officer at Election Office, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY.

Again, papers must be returned by no later than 4pm on Friday, April 1.

For further information see Scottish Parliament Election 2016 page on our website.

Don’t miss out on you chance to vote. Make sure you registered and ready to vote.

Applications to register to vote at the Scottish Parliament election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by midnight on Monday, April 18. You can register online at It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.

16 and 17-year-olds will be able to vote for the first time at a Scottish Parliamentary election on May 5, 2016 and we want to help them to take the opportunity to make their vote count.

We will be helping 15 to 17-year-old to get #ReadyToVote at a registration day at Brechin Community Campus on Friday, March 18, from 9am to 5pm.

They will need their date of birth and National Insurance number to register (a NI number is only needed if they are 16 or over). This can be found on official documents such as letters from HM Revenue and Customs.

Anyone who can’t find their NI number can go to for help.

Richard Stiff, the Constituency Returning Officer said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the Scottish Parliament election, so I would encourage everyone to take action now if they aren’t registered to vote. Remember you can’t vote if you aren’t registered by 18 April.”