Make sure you’re registered to vote
Whenever you move home, you need to register at your new address. It only takes a few minutes online and you need to do this by midnight on 17 April.
For the first time 16 and 17 year olds can vote in a Scottish local government election. Please encourage any young adults you know to register and use their vote.
Once registered, there are a few ways you can vote:
– in person at your polling place
– by post
– someone can vote for you (proxy).
If you choose to vote in person, please be aware that some polling stations have changed. So check your polling card when you get it in the post. You can also check online by putting your address in to our handy search tool.
For this election you will vote using numbers – not a cross (X). You number candidates in order of your choice using 1, 2, 3 and so on, choosing as few or as many as you like.
For more information about how to vote go to our web pages.
You can get this document on tape, in Braille, large print and various computer formats if you ask us. Please contact ITS on 0131 242 8181 and quote reference number 17-1404. ITS can also give information on community language translations.