Local News for Thursday 23rd June 2016
Polls open in Euro Referendum
Forty-seven polling stations manned by 94 polling station staff opened at 7am this morning, so that island voters can have their say in the EU Referendum. In the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar voting area there are 21,259 eligible voters and election staff want all of them to feel confident and able to take part in an important process for the UK. Last month an impartial voting guide was sent to every household, giving information on what to expect on polling day and how to take part. The question on the ballot paper is 'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?'. Voters will be instructed to put a cross in the box for their preferred outcome - 'Remain a member of the European Union' or 'Leave the European Union'. Polling stations remain open until 10pm today, and voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm too. You can hand it in at your polling station if you have forgotten to post it.