- Show their choice by putting a cross (‘X’) in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ box on their ballot paper.
- Make sure they know where their polling place is located and get there between 7am and 10pm on polling day.
- Make sure that their postal votes or proxy votes (where someone has appointed a person they trust to cast their vote on their behalf) are received by the local Counting Officer by 10pm on polling day in order for it to count.
All of this information, and more, can be found in the Electoral Commission’s voting guide, which can still be viewed at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. In addition, the Commission’s helpline, which is on 0800 3 280 280, will be available throughout polling day to help voters with any queries about the voting process.
Since launching its voter information campaign on 11 August, the Commission’s helpline has already handled over 13,000 enquiries from members of the public - the highest ever for a campaign in Scotland. The majority have been requests for registration and postal vote forms.
Over 400 calls have been about the voting process at polling stations and the Electoral Commission is encouraging anyone not sure about what to expect at the polling station or how to mark their ballot paper to read its impartial voting guide or call its helpline.
Andy O’Neill continued: "Anyone with any questions shouldn’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 3 280 280 or read our voting guide at aboutmyvote. First time voters unsure of what to expect on Thursday can also see a virtual ‘polling station walk through’ on our website. It’s your vote, make sure you don’t lost it."