Registering and voting
Register to vote
You must be on the Register of electors (voters roll) to be able to vote.
To register you may need the following, if you have them:
- your National Insurance number
- your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad
You need to be on the register of electors to vote in elections and referendums.
Am I registered to vote?
If you are already registered to vote and are on the register of electors (voters roll) for the South Lanarkshire area you do not need to re-register.
To find out if you are registered to vote contact the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO).
The register of electors (voters roll) contains details of everyone who has registered to vote. It is used to determine who can vote at elections while the register is in force. A new register is published at least once a year, usually on or shortly before 1 December.
You can register to vote if
- you are a British or Irish citizen
- you are a European Union Citizen
- you are a Commonwealth Citizen
- you are 18 or over - 16 or over for Scottish Parliamentary elections and Scottish Local Government (Council) elections
- you are a British citizen living abroad (as long as you were registered to vote as a resident in the UK within the last 15 years)