Help available to disabled voters on referendum Day

As the referendum draws closer, voters in East Dunbartonshire are being assured that all 32 polling places in the area will be fully accessible for those who have chosen to vote in person, rather than use a postal vote.

All polling places in the area have suitable polling booths for those with disabilities and there are also Pakflat devices available for those with impaired vision.

East Dunbartonshire’s chief executive and local counting officer for the referendum, Gerry Cornes, said: “We make every effort to ensure that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so at their local polling place.

“Each of our polling places are accessible and all of our polling staff have received special training to offer help and assistance to all voters who need it.”

Voters are also being reminded that the area’s polling places remain unchanged from those used in May for the European elections. All those who are eligible to vote will have received a polling card which tells them where their local polling place is.

Mr Cornes said: “It is important to use your vote and have your say. East Dunbartonshire usually has a high turn out on election days. We are expecting an even higher turnout for the referendum.

“ There will be more eligible voters than normal as 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to vote this time around.

“Some people who may not have voted for many years may choose to do so on September 18. If anyone is unsure of their polling place, this is clearly marked on your poll card. A list is also available on the council’s website.”

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