Scottish Independence Referendum - make sure you're registered to vote

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Published Date: 

22 Aug 2014 - 11:04

The Scottish Independence Referendum takes place on Thursday 18th September and, if you want to take part, it’s important to make sure you are registered to vote.

The deadline for registering to vote in time for the referendum is Tuesday 2nd September and it’s quick and simple to check whether you’re already registered or to go through the process if you need to.

If you are not sure whether you are already registered to vote, you can call the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 9800 470 to check and to request a form. You can also download and print off registration forms online at

Once you are sure that you are registered, there are different ways you can vote in the referendum. You can vote in person at a polling station on the day – they are open between 7am and 10pm. It’s also possible to apply to vote by post – there is no need to have special reasons for doing so, anyone can apply. Lastly, you can request a proxy vote – when someone will vote on your behalf.

If you don’t have access to the internet and would like more information about the referendum you can call Argyll and Bute Council’s Election team on 01546 603264.


Issued on behalf of the Counting Officer, Argyll and Bute