RESIDENTS across Renfrewshire are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the General Election.

To have their say in the election, which takes place on Thursday, December 12, residents must be registered on the electoral roll, which does not take place automatically if they pay council tax.

The deadline to register is midnight on Tuesday, November 26.

Kate Crawford, Electoral Registration Officer for Renfrewshire, said: “It is important that you register as early as possible, in case we need to check any details with you, so please register to vote online at”

Anyone unable to visit a polling station on the day of the election can request a postal vote, with the application deadline being 5pm on November 26.

They can also request a proxy vote – where a person votes on their behalf – and the deadline for this is 5pm on Wednesday, December 4.

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