Register to vote

Register to vote and Ways to Vote

You must be on the register of electors to vote.

Register to vote or update your details on GOV.UK.

The local Electoral Registration Office can also assist with your registration.

Who can register:

  • You can register if you are aged 14 years or over for the address at which you currently reside - this is your permanent place of residence, not a temporary place of residence such as a second home or holiday home and you are:
  • a British, Irish or EU Citizen
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to enter or remain in the UK or who doesn’t require such leave
  • a qualifying foreign national who has leave to enter or remain in the UK or who does not require such leave
  • Registered voters can vote in Scottish Parliamentary and Local Government elections when they are 16 years old. When a registered voter is 18 years of age they can vote at European and Westminster Parliamentary elections if they are a British or Commonwealth citizen. Registered voters who are not a British or Commonwealth citizen are not entitled to vote at Westminster Parliamentary elections
  • More information available at your vote matters