Running electoral registration - Scotland

Processing proxy vote applications

Proxy vote applications made online will be electronically date and time-stamped when received into the ERO Portal (EROP). 

You should date stamp paper applications upon receipt. On deadline day for applications in advance of a particular poll, it is advisable to also record the time applications are received so that you have an audit trail of which applications were received before and after the deadline. 

This will enable you to tell which proxy vote applications were made by the relevant legal deadline and are eligible to be processed for an upcoming poll. 

Last updated: 12 December 2023