Voting in the Scotland by-elections

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Overview

There are local council by-elections taking place in Scotland in spring 2021.

You can still choose to vote in person, or you can vote by post or by proxy if you can’t or don’t want to go to the polling place.

If it’s close to the by-election and you need to apply for an emergency proxy for reasons related to COVID-19, there is a new form to help you do this.

Planning ahead for polling day

You may want to plan ahead for how to vote on polling day. Check your poll card as your polling place may have changed since the last election.

Polling places are usually busier early in the morning and after school, so you may want to go at a different time when it’s likely to be quieter.

How to find if you already have a postal or proxy vote

If you're not sure if you have a postal vote or a proxy vote already, contact the Electoral Registration Office to find out.

More information about COVID-19

For more information about COVID-19, you can look at NHS Inform.

Last updated: 26 January 2021
Next review: 15 September 2021

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