Running electoral registration - Scotland

Requesting further documentary evidence for an overseas elector application

If you request further documentary evidence from an applicant, you should list the types and quantity of evidence that can be provided. You may also set a deadline date for the applicant to respond. A deadline will be helpful when deciding to reject an application because no response has been received. The time given to respond is at your discretion; however, it should allow the applicant reasonable time to locate and provide the relevant documents.

If an applicant cannot provide the quantity and types of documentary evidence you have requested, they should be asked to provide an address attestation in support of their application.

Last updated: 13 December 2023