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Crofters urged to vote in the commission elections      2/3/12

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) is urging all crofters to make sure they use their vote for the Crofting Commission elections.

Ballots papers have been mailed out and the completed forms must be posted to reach the returning officer no later than 15th March.

Instructions about the “alternative vote” system are given on the ballot paper.

SCF Chair Derek Flyn said: “It is vital to have a good turnout in the ballot to ensure that the new Commission has not only the authority but also the popular backing to act in the best interests of crofting.

“The alternative vote system will be unfamiliar to some people, so it is important to read the instructions on the ballot paper before casting your vote.

“Many excellent candidates have come forward and we wish them well in this historic election that SCF has campaigned for over many years.”