David Robertson, Returning Officer for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk Constituency, said: “People across the Borders need to vote with an ‘X’ at this election. I would encourage voters to study the ballot paper instructions carefully, but polling station staff will be able to help with any queries they may have. “I’d like to remind voters that they must take photographic identification or a Voter Authority Certificate with them when they go to vote, this is essential as they will not be able to vote without either of these documents. It will also speed up the process if they take their poll cards with them, but this is not a requirement, and they can vote without it. “The best way to submit postal votes is via the Royal Mail, they must reach us by 10pm on the day of the count, 4 July. If voters are in any doubt that their vote will not reach us on time, they can hand them in to polling stations on the day of polling or into the Council headquarters in Newtown St Boswells in advance of the election. “The earlier we receive postal votes the faster the process is for counting them on Thursday night.”

Voting takes place on Thursday 4 July, between 7am and 10pm, with the count taking place overnight once the polls close.

Voters are being encouraged to check where they will vote. Details of their local polling station is on their poll card and can also be found at

If voters have not received their postal packs, or if they are unsure where to go to vote, they can call Scottish Borders Council’s Elections Team on 01835 826579 or email

Further information is available online at