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Elections and voting

2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections

‘Don’t lose your voice at future elections’

Have you considered applying for a postal vote for the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election? Or are you thinking about postal voting at future elections?

The future is uncertain and public health challenges related to Covid-19 may prevent you from attending a polling station in person. To make sure you can still vote, why not request a postal vote application form when you respond to our canvass communication or ask for one by emailing  the Electoral Registration Office at​

Voting in elections

There is now a rolling registration, which means the electoral register is updated every month, however, registration has changed to individual registration.

So, if you've moved house or have been missed from the register, you can get your new details added much quicker, and you can also register online. To register online please go to The local Register of Electors can be checked in your local library, at Council Headquarters, or you can contact the Electoral Registration Office (Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board) to check.

Once you've registered you can choose to vote by proxy or by post.

Proxy votes

A proxy vote can be granted to anyone who satisfies the local registration officer that he or she cannot reasonably be expected to vote in person on polling day.  Examples include those on holiday, those who are ill or in hospital, people away on business and people who have moved house but have not had time to register at their new address and are therefore still on the register at their old address. Proxies may vote by post if they want to.

Postal votes

Postal votes can be set up on a permanent basis, or as a one-off in advance of any election.

Registration forms

You can download registration forms for the electoral register, proxy votes and postal votes via Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board's website.

Forms should be printed, completed and returned to Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board.

For more information contact the Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board.

Contact Information

Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board
9 Wellington Square
South Ayrshire
Telephone: 01292 612221
Election Services
Telephone: 01563 576555