Scottish election: Fifers can get last minute proxy vote if they have to self isolate

Fifers who have to self isolate because of COVID and cannot get to a polling booth can still cast their vote at the Scottish parliamentary elections in May.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:40 pm
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The Scottish Government has confirmed that people will be able to apply for a proxy vote up until 5:00pm on the day of the vote on May 6.

The information will be printed on all polling cards to make people aware in the event of them receiving a positive test result and having to self isolate.

The news came in response to a questions from Annabelle Ewing, Fife MSP.

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Raising the issue at Holyrood, she said: “This coming Scottish Parliamentary election will be carried out in circumstances the like of which we have not seen before and it is absolutely right that steps are taken to ensure that voters have the ability to cast their votes and for everyone to be secure in the knowledge that the process is robust and safe.

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