Running electoral registration - Scotland

How should HM forces service voters be listed in the register? 

How should HM forces service voters be listed in the register?

Service voters either living at their qualifying address, or who would be living there were it not for the fact that they were stationed elsewhere because of their employment in the services, must be shown in the main body of the register, in the same way as ordinary electors.
HM forces service voters should only be listed as other electors when they no longer have a connection to their qualifying address other than the fact that they once lived there.1  

Their names are to be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the relevant polling district beneath the ‘other electors’ heading. The entry will show their name and elector number but not their address.2  

As set out in eligibility to register, the parliamentary and local government registers are combined. The combined register will need to make clear the date on which those included on it that are under 18 years of age will become 18 years old in order to clearly show their eligibility to vote in different elections.

No information on those aged under 16 must be included on any version of the register published or otherwise made available, except in very limited circumstances. For further information, see our guidance on access and supply.

The entry in the combined registers of any person who is registered only as a local government elector by virtue of being a qualified foreign national must give an indication of that fact.

Last updated: 27 May 2021