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Scotland

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

The deadline to register to vote for elections on 7 May 2015 has now passed

You can no longer register to vote in the elections on 7 May 2015. The deadline to apply to register was Monday 20 April.

If you are not sure if you are already registered, contact your local electoral registration office.

You can still register now for other future elections.

You can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.


Our report on the Scottish independence referendum 

The Scottish independence referendum was well run, with high levels of voter satisfaction in the voting process. 

Our report identifies important lessons from Scotland about how to run future referendums successfully, including the expected referendum on further devolution in Wales and a possible referendum on UK membership of the European Union.

Read our full report on the Scottish independence referendum (PDF)


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.

Contact us

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

Scotland