Referendum countdown

EDC chief executive Gerry Cornes
EDC chief executive Gerry Cornes

The countdown is on for the Scottish Independence Referendum and with just days to go until the polls open on September 18, voters in East Dunbartonshire are being asked to check they have received their postal voting pack, if they opted to vote in this way.

East Dunbartonshire’s Chief Executive and Local Counting Officer for the referendum, Gerry Cornes, said: “If you have asked for a postal vote, the pack should be with you no later than Friday 12 September.

“Many will have received this a lot earlier, but if you applied a bit later it should be arriving by this week.

“If you run out of time to return it to us by post, it can be dropped off at the Council Offices at Southbank Marina, in Kirkintilloch, during office hours, but before 10pm on 18 September. Alternatively voters can take them to any polling station in the council area on 18 September between 7am and 10pm.”

The advice for those who have not yet received their pack is to get in touch with the Council Contact Centre on 0300 123 4510.

Mr Cornes added: “For those voting in person on 18 September, the polls open at 7am and close at 10pm. We always get a high turnout in East Dunbartonshire, but we are expecting record numbers for this historic poll.

“The busiest time of the day is likely to be early evening, from 5pm-7pm, so if you can, please come along earlier in the day.

“One last message is to remind voters that they should place one X in their chosen box, either for yes or for no, otherwise they risk their vote not being counted.

“The most important thing is to ensure you vote and make your views on Scotland’s future clear.”