You must be aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland and Wales).
You must also be one of the following:
You will need your National Insurance Number (if you have one) to register.
The voting age for Scottish elections has been permanently lowered to 16
The Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act enables 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland to vote at Scottish elections.
You won’t be able to vote at UK or European Parliament elections until you are 18.
In terms of the Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Act 2020, people can now register to vote if they aged 14 years and over, have no legal incapacity to vote and are a citizen who has the right to remain resident in Scotland irrespective of nationality.
If you would prefer to register by post please call 0141 562 1200 to request an application form.
Anyone can request to vote by post, instead of going to a polling station, providing you appear on the electoral register.
If you do wish to vote by post, you can download the application form below and post to The Electoral Registration Office, 235 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 4XJ.
A proxy vote means that you appoint someone to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station on Election Day, providing you appear on the electoral register. There are several types of proxy vote applications which can be accessed on the Scottish Assessors Association website.
Information on how to apply for a Proxy vote
The full register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. It is used for law enforcement and by credit reference agencies, but only to check your name and address if you are applying for credit and other purposes specified in the law.
The Open (formerly edited) register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose and be bought by anyone - including for marketing purposes. You can opt out of appearing on the Open register when completing your registration form.
To inspect the full electoral register, contact The Electoral Registration Office for information on 0141 562 1200 or by email at email@example.com
Anyone who fails to observe these conditions is committing a criminal offence and will be charged a penalty of up to £5,000.