Elections and voting
Information and advice on elections.
The next scheduled election is the Scottish Parliamentary Election which will be held on 6 May 2021.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has conducted a review of the polling districts and polling places in the Region, in accordance with The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.
You need to be registered to vote in UK elections and referendums. Everyone who is registered to vote is listed on the electoral register.
You can vote in an election by going to your nominated polling place, requesting a postal post or nominating a proxy.
Jackie McCamon, the Conservative and Unionist candidate, has been elected as a local councillor for the Mid Galloway and Wigtown West Ward following the By-Election.
A General Election took place on Thursday 12 December 2019
The elected politicians who represent you at the Scottish and UK parliaments.
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.
There are five types of elections you can vote in and we administer all of these for Dumfries and Galloway.
The election expenses from the candidates in various elections are available to the public for inspection.
The date of the next Scottish Parliamentary Election is Thursday, 6 May 2021. Dumfries and Galloway Council will be looking to appoint staff to a range of roles to work at this Election.
Page last updated: 26/01/2021