The independent elections watchdog
and regulator of party and election finance

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On this page you will find information about our Scotland office and the work we do across Scotland.

Voting at European and local by-elections now closed

Polling stations are now closed.

Results for the European Parliamentary elections are declared from 10pm on Sunday 25 May. Results are declared by the Regional Returning Officer for each area or country. Find details of where to find results

Results of local and mayoral elections in England and local government by-elections in Scotland will be available from each local authority and from the BBC.

Our role

Our remit includes elections to the Scottish Parliament, UK Parliament and European Parliament. The Scottish Parliament is responsible for Scottish local government elections.

One of our key aims is to ensure that the views of Scottish stakeholders contribute to all aspects of our work. This ensures that distinctive Scottish procedures and practices are taken into account and reflected in Commission-wide activities.

We also act as a reference point for electors in Scotland. We are available to answer enquiries and requests for advice from the public and relevant organisations on electoral matters.

Scottish referendum question assessment and campaign spending limits

After conducting research with a wide range of people and organisations across Scotland, we have recommended that the independence referendum question be amended to “Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes/No”

The question we were asked to assess was: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

We also have published our advice on what the campaign spending limits in the run-up to the referendum on independence for Scotland should be.

Contact us

Contact details for our Scotland office are available on our contact page