Running electoral registration - Scotland

Determining applications to register

Determining applications to register

When you receive an application, you must make a decision on whether the applicant is entitled to be registered on the relevant date. This is called determining an application.
Your decision on an applicant’s entitlement to register must be based on the following:
Are you satisfied that:

  • the application has been made by the person named on the application?
  • the application includes all of the statutory requirements?1  
  • the applicant meets the eligibility criteria for registration and is not disqualified?

You should make a decision on an applicant’s entitlement to be registered as soon as you can after the application is received.

More information on the statutory requirements can be found in our guidance on how individuals can register to vote, and special category electors.

Last updated: 6 October 2020