Running electoral registration - Scotland

Declarations of local connection

Declarations of local connection

A person who does not have a fixed or permanent address may register at the place where they spend most of their time, or to which they have a local connection,1 by making a declaration of local connection.

Our guidance on eligibility to register sets out in detail who can make a declaration of local connection.

There is an additional ground to make a declaration of local connection for those under 16 years old if they are, or have been, looked after children or are currently being kept in secure accommodation.2 Local authorities in Scotland have a duty to promote awareness of how to register as local government electors for children that are "looked after" and to provide assistance to help such young people to register. For further information about this duty, see can someone register without a fixed address?

Last updated: 27 May 2021