Ways to vote

Vote in person, by post or by proxy

Most people vote in person on the day of the election at their polling station. If you can't vote in person you can apply

  • to vote by post
  • for someone to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

Apply for a postal or proxy vote on the Lothian Valuation Joint Board website.

Postal voting

If your address has changed since you applied, you need to

If you are resident in Scotland but voting from abroad, remember it will take time for your voting pack to reach you and for you to send it back. If you are applying close to polling day, you may find it easier to apply for a proxy vote instead.

Proxy voting

Proxy voting means someone can go to a polling station and vote for you. Your proxy can also apply to vote by post, if you apply early enough.

You must apply for a proxy vote in advance. It is illegal for someone to vote for you if you have not been granted a proxy vote.