Register your Electoral Form online
If you wish to confirm the details on your Electoral Registration Form, you can do so by visiting www.elecreg.co.uk/lothian-vjb or clicking the banner to the left.
Canvass form reminders will be posted out or will be had delivered by electoral registration canvass staff from 22 November onwards. Please comple and return your form as soon as possible.
Annual Electoral Canvass
Residents, including sixteen and seventeen year olds are encouraged to register ready for the independence referendum next year. Lothian residents will receive their annual electoral registration form through the post commencing on Wednesday 9 October 2013 and are being encouraged to complete and return it promptly so they can have their say at next year's polls.
In 2014, Electors will be able to cast their vote at the European Election in May and at the independence referendum in September. Anyone who is aged 16 or over on 18 September 2014, will be able to vote in the referendum, so every house is also being sent a 'young voters' form to register their details. People completing the registration forms are being urged to make sure the details of any soon-to-be 16 or 17 year olds in their household are included.
People who don't receive their forms should contact the Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500.
Electoral Registration Officer Joan Hewton said: "People are talking about the referendum with family and friends, but the only way to have your say is to vote on 18 September 2014, so make sure you're registered to vote. Registering is quick and simple. All you have to do is update and return the registration forms with details of everyone who lives in your household and is eligible to vote; and remember to include anyone who will turn 16 by 18th September 2014. It’s straightforward, any young person who is 15 and will be 16 by the 18th September 2014 should add their details to the young person’s form and anyone 16 or over should add their details to the main household canvass form."
For more information, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500.
Welcome to our Website
This Website provides information on the services of Lothian Valuation Joint Board. To access information regarding the main functions of our organisation, click on the appropriate functions as pictured opposite.
What we do
The Assessor is appointed to head the organisation and to ensure all statutory duties are fulfilled. The four councils have also appointed the Assessor as their Electoral Registration Officer.
The Board is responsible for compiling, maintaining and dealing with appeals for the Electoral Register, Council Tax Valuation List and Valuation Roll
The Electoral Register is provided to the Returning Officers of our four constituent Councils to enable eligible electors to vote at the various elections and referendums held in their area. Due to data protection rules the Electoral Register cannot be accessed on line but is available to view at various public display locations.
The Council Tax Valuation List is provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Council Tax liability and water charges. The Council Tax Valuation List can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.
The Valuation Roll is also provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Non-Domestic Rates liability. The Valuation Roll can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.
About this website
This site provides information on the operations of the Joint Board. To access this information, click on the appropriate function on the navigation bar at the top of each page. To find information quickly, click on the site map link at the bottom of the page.
Links to Local Government and other relevant sites can be accessed via the Links page. The Contact Details section provides telephone, address and other details of the Joint Board, should you need more information.