Want more information on voting?
This page has everything you need to know about registering to vote and voting. You have taken the first step - so there is nothing stopping you now.
Young people are the least likely, out of all groups in society to be registered to vote and go on to vote at elections. The fact is that 70 per cent of young people in West Lothian will probably not take any part in future elections.
This means that your voice, views and opinions will not influence important issues such as education, health, leisure and work - which affect you, your family and friends. For more information on why you should vote click here aboutmyvote.co.uk (new window) or watch this short film (new window)
Voting is your right, many people in history campaigned and struggled to get voting rights, if you're interested in finding out more then click here click here for more information on the history behind voting (new window) .
How to register to vote
Today as a result of this struggle, all you have to do is register. By simply filling out a form, the first stage on your journey to voting and having your say is complete. Click here for the information on how to register (new window) and a registration form. Or call the Electoral Registration Office (ERO) on 0131 344 2500.
What do I do once I've registered?
Once you've registered voting is really easy, click her to watch our short film 'Pit it in the box' (new window) which shows some West Lothian girls going through the voting process for the first time.
Information for voters with a disability
Local authorities have to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and other laws to make polling stations accessible for people with disabilities.
Did you know that there is a range of additional support available to assist you when voting?
For more information on accessibility click here (new window) and for information on getting help to vote getting help to vote click here (new window) . Our thanks to outside the box and The Electoral Commission.
If you need more detailed information or advice on accessibility issues and voting in elections, please contact the Council's Election Office at email@example.com and a member of the team will be happy to help you.