You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums. The deadline to register to vote in 4th May Council elections in Scotland is 17th April.
Every individual is responsible for their own voter registration under the system of Individual Electoral Registration (which replaced the old ‘head of household’ registration system in September 2014).
You can register to vote from 15 years of age and your details will be added to the register from the date you become eligible, usually your 16th birthday: you can vote aged 16 or over in Scottish Elections.
You must register if you’re asked to do so; if you don’t you could be fined £80.
You can still register to vote if you have no fixed address, by completing a Declaration of Local Connection form.
The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote but residents can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting Glasgow City Council’s Electoral Registration Office on 0141 287 4444 or by visiting the service desk at 45 John Street, Glasgow G1 1JE.
Refer to www.glasgow.gov.uk/registertovote for further information.