The Electoral Register


  • You can register to vote online:

Register to vote

  • Or by using the QR code below:

You will need to provide some personal information including your national insurance number and date of birth.  You can find your national insurance number on official paperwork such as payslips or letters about benefits or tax credits.  Providing this information makes the electoral register more secure.  Registering online only takes a couple of minutes.

  • Or request a paper Invitation to Register:

If you would prefer, we can arrange to send a paper application form to you.  Please call us on 0800 393 783.

Due to COVID-19 our offices are currently closed, and we are using an external scanning bureau to handle completed application forms on our behalf. You will receive a business reply envelope addressed to Highland & Western Isles ERO, PO BOX 1358, Warrington, WA4 9UP. If you would prefer, you can return the completed application form to any of our offices by post.  Contact details can be found here.

Annual Canvass of Electors 2022

By law the Electoral Registration Officer is required to carry out an annual canvass of electors from 1st July to 30th November each year.

For further information on our annual canvass of electors please call us on 0800 393 783.

Scottish elections

The voting age for Scottish elections has been permanently lowered to 16. You just need to register first. It only takes a few minutes and you can do it online.

You’ll need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number (you only need your National Insurance number if you are 16 or over), which you can find on official documents such as letters from HM Revenue and Customs. Otherwise, for help you can visit:

Don’t worry – if you are not yet 16 you will not need your National Insurance number to register.

Removing your details from the open register

If you would like your details removed from the open register you need to contact the Electoral Registration Officer. Contact details can be found here. Details on the open register can be found at the bottom of this page.

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