Make sure you register to vote!

Time is running out to make sure that you are registered for the upcoming Scottish Government Elecions taking place on 6 May 2021.

You can register to vote when you are:

  • aged 14 or older for Scottish Parliament and council elections

You must also be one of the following:

  • a British citizen living in Scotland
  • an Irish citizen living in Scotland
  • a foreign national of another country living in Scotland who has leave to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need leave

You only need to register once – not for every election. But you do need to register again if you change your:

  • name
  • address
  • nationality

The deadline to register to vote is Monday 19 April 2021.

You can register to vote online. It usually takes about 5 minutes. Please note that you may need a copy of your National Insurance Number or your passport details.

If you would prefer to vote by post this election

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