If you are over 16 living in Aberdeenshire then you should make sure that you are registered to vote. Next year there will be local government elections and if you are not registered to vote, you won’t be able to have your say about who gets elected.
You must register to vote if you are over 16 and a UK, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen resident in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Banff and Buchan or Moray. Whether you are interested in voting in elections or not you must register, or you could face a £1000 fine.
You should have received a canvass form from The Grampian Electoral Registration Office in the past few day, if you haven’t yet received it you should get it within the next few days.
On receipt of the form householders are requested to make sure that the name of anybody who is entitled to be registered and resident at that address is included on the canvass form.
The names of existing electors already registered at the address will be pre-printed on the form. Householders will be asked to score out the names of anybody no longer resident and add any the names of new residents who qualify as voters.
Citizens can also use the canvass form to request a postal vote in future elections and to make sure their name is excluded from any registers purchased by direct marketing organisations that might issue ‘junk’ mail.
If you have any questions regarding Electoral Registration or need help in responding to the canvass form you can
Or you can write to or visit the
Electoral Registration Office
Remember it is your right to vote, don’t lose it by not completing the canvass!