Renfrewshire Council

Voting

Are you to registered to vote?

Make sure you're registered to vote ahead of the UK General Election on 12 December.

Do I need to register?

To vote in the election, you need to be registered on the electoral roll and this does not take place automatically because you pay council tax.

If you're not 100% sure that you're registered, check before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday 26 November.

Anyone over the age of 14 in Scotland can register but to vote in this election, voters must be over 18 and a UK Citizen.

Why do you need to register?

Kate Crawford, Renfrewshire VJB Electoral Registration Officer, said: "It is important that you register as early as possible in case we need to check any details with you.

"If you're not already on the electoral register, you need to register to vote by midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019 to vote in this election, so please visit gov.uk/register-to-vote."

Can't make it to a polling station on the day of the election?

You can request a postal vote, with the application deadline being 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

Due to the increased volume of mail in the run up to Christmas, postal voters are encouraged to complete and return their postal votes as soon as possible.

You can also request a proxy vote - where a person votes on your behalf - and the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December. 

Need more information?

For more information, please visit Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board or Renfrewshire Council GE 2019.

Published 12 November 2019.

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