The Electoral Registration Officer (new window) produces the Register of Electors for the council. You must be on this to be be able to vote in elections. You can now apply to get on the Electoral Register up to 11 working days before an election.
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 18 or over or will become 18 during the period the register is in force.
How Do I Register?
A canvass of electors is carried out in late August or early September every year. Every home will receive a registration form that should be completed and returned without delay.
At other times of the year voters can complete a Voter registration form (new window) (open in new window)
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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You must be 18 years of age to be allowed to vote, however, if you are 16 or 17 years old you can register now and if you still reside at the same address on the date of your 18th birthday you will automatically be eligible for voting.
British citizens, Commonwealth citizens and citizens of the Republic of Ireland are entitled to register to vote. Citizens of Member States of the European Community are entitled to register and will be eligible to vote at Local Elections and Scottish Parliamentary Elections and will also be allowed to vote at European Parliamentary Elections if they also complete the appropriate registration form.