Individual Electoral Registration
A new process for voter registration was introduced in Scotland on 19 September 2014, which means each person is required to register to vote individually, rather than by household. The purpose of the new system, which was introduced in England and Wales earlier this year, is to ensure greater confidence regarding the identity of electors and improve access to the registration process.
If you’re currently registered to vote, there’s no need for you to do anything at this time. The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) will write out to all current electors during October to advise whether details have been confirmed against national databases and other Council records and if there is a need for a new application to remain registered.
If you are not registered to vote, you are now required to register on an individual basis and provide ‘personal identifiers’ - date of birth and national insurance number. This will allow registration officers to cross check the information provided against national databases and other Council records before you can be added to the register. To complete the online voter registration application, visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you prefer, you can contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01292 612221 to complete your voter registration by telephone or to request a registration form. Please remember, you will need to provide your national insurance number and date of birth to complete the registration process.
If your enquiry is to amend details on the “open register” please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and address with your Elector reference number and you will be contacted once the change has been processed.
Checking the Register
The Register of Electors is a public document and displayed widely throughout the registration area at public libraries, local council offices and at the office of the ERO. The link below provides a list of the Publication Offices and details the nearest location you can view a copy of the register.
If you are unable to find your name in the Register of Electors, or if you are unable to check the Register personally, contact the ERO for assistance.
For the location of publication offices go here.
To find your current Electoral Ward go here.