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Elections and voting

Information and advice on elections.

  • Council elections in Scotland - May 2017

    The next local government elections take place on Thursday 4 May 2017.

  • Register to vote

    You need to be registered to vote in UK elections and referendums. Everyone who is registered to vote is listed on the electoral register.

  • Register of electors

    The Electoral Registration Officer keeps an electoral register and an open register (or the edited register) using information provided by the public when they register to vote.

  • MSPs, MPs and MEPs

    The elected politicians who represent you at a national and European level.

  • How to vote

    You can vote in an election by going to your nominated polling place, requesting a postal post or nominating a proxy.

  • Election results

    There are five types of elections you can vote in and we administer all of these for Dumfries and Galloway.

  • Election expenses

    Notice of times for inspecting returns as to election expenses

  • Review of UK Parliament constituencies

    The Boundary Commission for Scotland has started a second consultation as part of their review of UK Parliament constituencies. You can now scrutinise and provide feedback on comments from the initial consultation on proposals.

Page last updated: 18/11/16