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Registering to vote

The Electoral Registration Officer produces the Register of Electors for the council. You must be on this to be able to vote in elections. You can now apply to get on the Electoral Register up to 12 working days before an election.

Registering to Vote  

The Electoral Registration Officer  produces the Register of Electors for the council.   

Individual Elector Registration means that you can now Register to Vote online

You can also download a Voter registration form or telephone the Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500 for help with telephone registration.  

Who is Eligible to Register?

British Citizens, citizens of other Commonwealth Countries, Citizens of the Irish Republic and citizens of other member states of the European Union who are normally resident in the UK and who are 16 or over or will become 16 during the period the register is in force.

How Can I Check If I Am Registered

The Electoral Register is available for inspection in CIS Offices, Libraries and West Lothian Civic Centre.  Alternatively you can phone the Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500.

What is the Edited Electoral Register

Companies can buy an edited version of the Electoral Register.  You can choose not to appear in this register by ticking the relevant box on the application form. 

What age do I have to be to register to vote?

Anyone aged 15 or over can register to vote.  This is because 16 or 17 years old are now able to vote at Scottish Parliamentary and Local Government elections, although they cannot vote at Westminster Parliamentary, or European Parliamentary elections.  

What do I do once I've registered?

Once you've registered voting is really easy.  You will get a poll card which will tell you where to go to vote.