Running electoral registration - Scotland

How can an elector who has been deleted from the register appeal?

Where someone has been removed from the register, they have 14 calendar days beginning from the date of the decision to remove them from the register to appeal the decision.1  

The notice of appeal must be submitted to you and any other relevant party, together with the grounds of appeal.2 You must then forward the notice to the Sheriff which should be accompanied by:3  

  • a statement of the material facts which, in your opinion, have been established in the case
  • your decision on the whole case and on any point specified as a ground of appeal

Should you consider that any appeals are based on similar grounds, you must inform the Sheriff of this to enable the appeals to be consolidated, if appropriate, or a test case to be selected.4

Last updated: 27 May 2021