Register to vote

In order to vote you must be registered. 

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 16 or older in England and Wales (although you can’t vote at present until you’re 18), or 14 or older in Scotland (although you can't vote in local government elections and the Scottish Parliament election until you are 16 or in UK and European Parliament elections until you are 18)
  • a British Citizen
  • an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union citizen living in the UK

The way everyone registers to vote in Scotland has changed. All voters now need to register individually, rather than as a household. More information on the changes is available on the your vote matters website.

You can register online on the register to vote website. You will need your national insurance number.

Alternatively, contact the electoral registration officer in Angus.

Scottish Parliament Election

To vote in the Scottish Parliament Election on Thursday 5 May 2016, you must register by Monday 18 April 2016. For more information visit our Scottish Parliament Election pages.

Voting age in Scotland lowered to 16 

The voting age for Scottish elections has been permanently lowered to 16.

The Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act enables 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland to vote at Scottish elections.

If you will be 16 or over by 5 May 2016 you’ll be able to vote at the Scottish Parliament election and future local government elections. You won’t be able to vote at UK or European Parliament elections until you are 18.

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