Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation and Council Tax within Lothian

UK Parliamentary General Election

Your Vote Matters


Changed your address or name since the Referendum?

To check if you are already registered, phone 0131 344 2500, Mon - Fri, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

If you are not already registered, you can;-

(you will need your National Insurance Number to Register)

Please note that submitting an application does not automatically register you to vote. Your application will be determined by the Electoral Registration Officer and you will be notified of the decision in writing.

Key Dates

  • Postal Ballot papers for valid applications received up to 27 March will be issued around 21/23 April.
  • The closing date for new registration applications is Monday 20 April.
  • The closing date for new applications for postal votes is 5.00pm on Tuesday 21 April.
  • The closing date for new ordinary proxy applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 28 April.

Individual Electoral Registration

From 19th September 2014, the way you register to vote has changed.

Letters advising of this change were issued to all electors in the Lothian area on the 15th October 2014.

If you received a letter advising that you have been automatically re-registered but would like to change your “opt-out status” this can be done by emailing enquiries@lothian-vjb.gov.uk or telephoning 0131 344 2500.

More information about “opt-out” is available on our main Electoral page.

If you have received an Invitation to Register form this can be returned on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you prefer, you can contact us on 0131 344 2500 and LVJB staff shall assist you with telephone registration. Your National Insurance number is now required to register to vote, so please have this available when you make contact.

If you require information on the recent changes to electoral registration, or on any other registration matter, for example postal vote applications, there is further information on our main Absent Voting page.

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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

Lothian Valuation Joint Board is a Public Body established in 1996 to provide valuation services to the four councils of Lothian:- City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian.

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.

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