Register to vote

How to register to vote

You must be on the register of electors to vote.

Register to vote on the GOV.UK website

You can register, or update your name, address or other details on the electoral register at any time using the link above. In July, every household is sent a registration form which you can use to register by post. You can also register by calling the Electoral Registration Office.

0131 344 2500

You can register to vote even if you are homeless or living in a hostel. You must

  • be aged 14 or over
  • be a British citizen, Irish citizen, qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country or a citizen of any other European Union (EU) country
  • have no 'legal incapacity to vote'.

You may not be eligible to vote in every election. Find out moreabout voting in the UK on the GOV.UK website.

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