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Maree Todd urges electors in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross to apply for postal vote as deadline looms


By Alan Hendry

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Maree Todd says it is vital that as many people as possible in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross apply for a postal vote.
Maree Todd says it is vital that as many people as possible in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross apply for a postal vote.

SNP candidate Maree Todd is calling on people across the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency to apply for a postal vote ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

Polling by the Electoral Commission has suggested that up to 68 per cent of Scotland’s four million voters could opt for postal votes this year – nearly four times the normal number.

“With the Holyrood election getting ever closer, it’s vital that as many people as possible in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross apply for a postal vote," Ms Todd said.

“Voting by post becomes even more important given the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves in due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it's the safest way to ensure your voice is heard.

“With so much at stake, this will be the most important Scottish parliamentary election ever, so it's essential that as many people who can vote do so.

“I’m urging everyone in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross who is eligible to apply for a postal vote and encourage friends and family to do so ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

“Now more than ever is the time for experienced leadership and government as we continue with the most important task – keeping Scotland safe."

Ms Todd said voting SNP on May 6 would ensure Scotland’s recovery "is firmly in Scotland’s hands, not Boris Johnson’s".

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on April 6. You must also be registered to vote by midnight on April 19.


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