Running electoral registration - Scotland

How long are registrations valid for?

How long are registrations valid for?

Registration of remand prisoners and mental health patients lasts for 12 months from the day the entry is made on the register.1 Registrations can be removed earlier in the following circumstances:2  

  • cancellation by the elector 
  • you determine the person is not entitled to be registered
  • you determine the person was registered, or that their entry was altered, as a result of an application made by another person (i.e. not the individual whose details are provided on the application and who has declared that the information provided is true)
  • if another entry is made in respect of the elector in any register of electors 

For guidance on removing an elector from the register, see our guidance on deletions.

Last updated: 15 October 2020