On Thursday 4 May 2017, Scottish council elections are taking place.
Can I vote?
You can vote in this election if you are registered to vote in Scotland and will be 16 or over on Thursday 4 May 2017 and are:
• a British or Irish citizen, or
• a citizen of another European Union country, or
• a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
Poll Cards will be issued from 13th March and if you receive a poll card, you are registered to vote. Your poll card tells you where and when to vote.
How do I register to vote?
If you’re not already on the electoral register, you need to register to vote by midnight on Monday 17 April 2017 to vote in this election.
It’s important that you register as early as possible in case we need to check any details with you. You can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you don’t have access to the internet, call us for a registration form to be sent to you.
The Robertson Centre
16 Glasgow Road
Paisley PA1 3QF
Telephone: 0300 300 0150
Fax :0141 618 5999
Email : email@example.com
You will need to complete the form and return it no later than midnight on Monday 17 April 2017
You can apply to vote by post:
To apply to vote by post, complete a postal vote application form and send it to the above address to arrive
later than 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017. You must be registered to vote before you can be given a postal vote.
Please note that the issue of the postal ballot papers will not start until 13 April. If you are going to be away from home
before this then a postal vote may not be the best option for you. (See proxy option below)
You can apply to vote by proxy : (allowing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf):
To apply to vote by proxy, complete an application form and send it to the above address above to arrive no later than 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
When you apply for a proxy vote you have to state why you cannot vote in person. Your proxy must be registered to vote and eligible to vote in this election. Your proxy will vote on your behalf and you will have to tell them how you want to vote.
You must be registered to vote before you can be given a proxy vote.
If you have a medical emergency or are unexpectedly and unavoidably called away because of your occupation, employment or service, you may be able to appoint an emergency proxy up to 5pm on polling day. Contact the above address for more information.