Registering and voting
Register to vote
You need to be on the Register of electors (voters roll) to be able to vote in elections and referendums.
Am I registered to vote?
If you are already registered to vote at your current address 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. This year’s canvass is looking to capture the details of foreign nationals who reside in the area, as well as young persons, with those who are 14 years old and over being requested to register. The Electoral Registration Office or www.gov/register-to-vote can provide more information.
How to register to vote
To register you will need to provide:
- your National Insurance number (but you can still register if you do not have one) and
- your date of birth