Types of elections

There are different types of elections which take place across the UK. These elections may be:

  • nationwide, such as the UK Parliamentary general election
  • in a devolved nation, such as the Scottish Parliamentary, Senedd, and Northern Ireland Assembly elections
  • local, such as local council elections

By-elections in Scotland

Local council by-elections are taking place across Scotland in autumn and winter 2020.

Find out if there's a by-election where you live