Where can I check if my name is on the Electoral Register?
The full register for Scottish Borders is available for public inspection at the Electoral Registration Office. Enquiries regarding your registration and options to vote can be made by telephone: 01835 825 100 or by e-mail: ERO and will be responded to within office hours.
How do I register to vote?
Individual electors can register to vote at any time by going on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and following the instructions provided. If preferred, an Invitation to Register form can be sent to you by calling 01835 825 100.
How do I qualify for an absent vote?
- POSTAL VOTING New legislation has made postal voting much easier. There is now no need to explain why you want a postal vote. You may vote by post on a permanent basis, or for a particular election, or for a specified period of time. You can register to vote by post at any time (there is no need to wait for an election to be called).
- PROXY VOTING In some circumstances the appointment of a proxy who is entitled to vote on your behalf at a particular election may be appropriate. For example if you are on holiday and will be unable to return a postal ballot paper by the deadline. You can also apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf on a permanent basis if you have a physical incapacity or are studying or working away from home.
Who can I contact for more help and information?