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Running electoral registration

This part of the website is designed to help Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and their staff in running electoral registration. On this page is our guidance on preparing for and delivering the transition to individual electoral registration.

To view our guidance on the current electoral registration system, visit our Running electoral registration – existing guidance page. The existing guidance includes:

  • The full existing electoral registration manual
  • Annual canvass resource
  • Rolling registration dates
  • Absent voting indentifier refresh guidance and resources
  • Access and supply of electoral registers

Individual Electoral Registration (IER)Guidance

Part 1

Preparing for IER

This part covers:

  • IER's key challenges
  • Managing the postponed canvass 2013-2014
  • Planning and resourcing the transition: the confirmation dry-run, drawing up a public engagement strategy and your implementation plan

Part 1 - Preparing for IER (PDF)

Independence Referendum

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013

This part covers:

We have produced guidance for EROs in Scotland to support them in delivering their responsibilities under the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013.

This is supplementary guidance and only highlights where requirements or processes for the register of young voters differ from those for the register of local government electors. This guidance should be read in conjunction with Managing electoral registration in Great Britain (PDF) and Part 1 – Preparing for Individual Electoral Registration (PDF)

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013: Guidance for Electoral Registration Officers (PDF)

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