Electoral Register and Monthly Updates
The Register of Electors (Voters Roll) is principally based on an annual Electoral Canvass of all properties. The Register is effectively a list of addresses with names of persons registered and states the entitlement to vote at various types of elections.
The Electoral Register is revised following the canvass each year, at 1 December. It is used for elections to the Scottish Parliament, UK Parliament (Westminster), the European Parliament, local elections to appoint Councillors, at national referendums and in the election of Community Councils.
Not everyone whose name appears in the Register has the right to vote at all elections. The Register contains statutory codes to indicate where such limited qualification exists.
Individual Electors may make an application for Registration during the year. The Application Form should be completed for the address at which they normally reside on the relevant date i.e. the date the applicant signs the form.
It is important that Electors make their registration applications as early as possible after the event e.g. when moving house.
Further details and advice can be had by contacting the Electoral Registration Officer.
Voter registration forms can be obtained from our Application Forms section.