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Register to vote

To take part in any election, you must be listed on the electoral register for the area in which you live. You can usually check the register in your local library, council office, or by contacting the Electoral Registration Office in your area. If you are not on the electoral roll, you can be added at any time, subject to a few conditions.

You can register to vote at GOV.UK website. You can also update your name, address or other details on the electoral register at any time.

Deadlines for registering to vote in the General Election

A General Election will be held on Thursday, 12th December 2019 to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to the UK Parliament.

Depending on how you want to vote here is when you need to register:

  • to vote in person, register by 26th November 2019
  • to vote by post or postal proxy (new and changes to existing postal or proxy votes), register by 5pm 26th November 2019
  • to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies), register by 5pm 4th December 2019

Electoral register

The canvass for the Electoral Register takes place between 1 August and 1 December. A new Register is published on 1 December.

The date at which you will be added to the Register depends on the point in the month at which you apply. Normally it will take between two and six weeks. Special rules apply during the canvass period.

The Register of Electors is maintained by the Grampian Electoral Registration Officer.  


Please visit Grampian and Electoral Registration Officer website for Aberdeenshire offices contact details.