Electoral Registration, Postal & Proxy Votes
Plan Today so you can Vote in May
The Scottish Parliament Election is due to take place on the 6th May. If you are 16 and over and registered to vote, you have some choices to make on how you cast your vote.
Contact Numbers for Registration and Postal & Proxy Votes
To email the ERO use: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Local Council Websites
Applications to register to vote and change registration details can be made at any time during the year. Changes notified throughout the year will become effective from the next date in the registration timetable (see table of dates in “Getting Added to the Register” section – link below) Should an election be announced, electors would have a facility to register to vote provided that they applied online or returned a fully completed form at least twelve (12) working days before polling day.
FAQ’s -Electoral Registration and Voting
Frequently asked questions in regard to Electoral Registration and the answers to them can be viewed through the link below
The Annual Canvass takes place each year and is designed to update and to have an accurate and complete electoral register. The format of the Canvass in 2020 has changed, for more information visit our dedicated Annual Canvass Page.
A link to the Electoral Commission’s website is provided below. This is a good source of information in regard to Electoral Registration.
Viewing the Register
The current Electoral Register can be viewed at various locations in the area. A link to a list of locations is provided below.
Electoral Registration Statistics
National Records of Scotland maintains a comprehensive set of electoral statistics for Scotland. These can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Applications to Register and to Vote by Post or Proxy
Anyone who has moved address or changed their name should check whether they are registered or not. The Register of Electors can be checked at our office or you can contact our office with details of who should be registered. To register to vote please click here. (link to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote).
Forms to Vote by Post or Proxy are available to download.(see “Downloadable Electoral Forms” link below)