Published: 07/04/2017 14:23 - Updated: 07/04/2017 14:36

Deadline set for registering to vote in May

VOTERS are being urged to make sure they are registered and are able to take part in Highland Council elections next month.

The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of the elections taking place this year.

Highland Council elections will be held on Thursday, May 4.

Voters need to register by the deadline of Monday 17 April otherwise they won’t be able to take part. If you have received a poll card from the Returning Officer, there is no need to re-register.

To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote   

If you don’t have access call 0800 3 280 280 for a registration form to be sent to you.

The 18 candidates standing in the two council wards in Caithness are:

Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Gillian Coghill (Independent)

Tommy Farmer (Independent)

Alexander Glasgow (Scottish Liberal Democrats)

Donnie Mackay (Independent)

Struan Mackie (Scottish Conservatives)

Sandra Owsnett (Scottish Green Party)

Matthew Reiss (Independent)

Karl Rosie (SNP)

Roger Saxon (Labour)

Wick and East Caithness

Raymond Bremner (SNP)

Bill Fernie (Independent)

Luke Graham (Scottish Liberal Democrats)

Neil MacDonald (Labour)

Willie Mackay (Independent)

Linda Malik (Independent)

Catherine Patterson (Independent)

Andrew Sinclair (Scottish Conservatives)

Nicola Sinclair (Independent)

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