Electoral Registration, Postal & Proxy Votes

You can register to vote in a number of ways:

General voter registration for the May 2021 Scottish Parliament Election closes on 19 April.

The Electoral Registration Office for Central Scotland manages all voter registration.  

Contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out if you’re already registered to vote.

How to Vote

Once you're registered, you have three different ways to vote: 

In-person

You can vote in person at your local polling station. This is often a nearby community centre or other public building in your area.

Under Covid-19 restrictions, voting in-person will look different from normal, and current Public Health guidance must be followed.

Voters can expect to see protective measures like hand sanitiser, screens, distance markings, protective barriers and social distancing inside and outside polling stations.

All voters and staff should wear a face covering and voters will be encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballot papers, although fresh clean pencils will still be available for all.

Anyone who feels comfortable going to a supermarket or a post office can feel confident attending a polling station in May. A member of staff will also always be available to help you if you are not sure what to do.

You can also contact us on 01786 233095 to find out where your polling station is. 

By Post

The deadline to apply to vote by post in Stirling for the Scottish Parliament Election on 6 May, 2021 is 6 April, 2021.

You can get further information on the Scottish Assessors Association website for Central Scotland.

Completed application forms should be returned to:

Electoral Registration Office
Hillside House
Laurelhill
Stirling
FK7 9JG
Tel: 01786 892289
Fax: 01786 892255

By proxy

Voting by proxy means allowing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf. You will need to fill in a form and send it to arrive at the Electoral Registration Office by the deadline. You can get a form from the Scottish Assessors Association website's forms.

Completed application forms should be returned to:

Electoral Registration Office
Hillside House
Laurelhill
Stirling
FK7 9JG
Tel: 01786 892289
Fax: 01786 892255 

Last updated: Friday, March 12, 2021 2:59 PM