The Register of Electors (Voters’ Roll) is a list of addresses showing the names of those who are qualified to vote at various types of elections and referendums.
The Register is updated and re-published annually (usually on 1 December) following a canvass of all households. After publication, the register is updated on a monthly basis, January – September. There are no updates to the register in the two months prior to re-publication.
The law requires the Electoral Registration Officer to publish two versions of the register:
- The electoral register and
- The open register
Further information is available here
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD CANVASS
Each year the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) is required to conduct a canvass of all households in their area for the purpose of updating the electoral register.
The ERO is required to get in touch with every household to check that the electoral register is up to date, and to identify any residents who should be registered but are currently missing. With all nationalities now able to vote in Scottish Parliament and council elections, this was an important opportunity to ensure these new voters can get onto the electoral register before next year’s Scottish Parliament election.
The 2020 canvass took place between August and November and information provided was used to update the register which was published on 1 December 2020.
If you’re not currently registered, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-votee 2020
Register To Vote
Electoral Register Display Locations
The current Electoral Register is available for public inspection at local libraries – click on the links to the relevant Council website below, for locations and opening hours.