Running electoral registration - Scotland

Managing amendments, reviews, objections and deletions throughout the year

You are required to maintain the register throughout the year. A proactive approach is required to ensure that the register is accurate and complete, all eligible persons are on the register and that ineligible people are removed.

This section of the guidance covers how you should deal with amendments to entries in the register, reviews of registration, objections to registrations, the hearings process and deleting entries from the register.  

Any elector’s circumstances may change after they have been added to the register. For example, they may gain or lose a nationality that affects their entitlement to vote in certain polls, or they may change their name. This section will explain how to process these changes and how to proactively identify when these changes occur.

Last updated: 14 October 2020