Register to Vote
To be able to vote in elections and referendums you need to be listed on the register of electors. It is used by the electoral registration office and returning officers for administration related to elections and referendums. Political parties, candidates for elections and public libraries also have access to the electoral register.
You only need to register once, unless you change your address, name or nationality. You do not need to re-register for every election.
- Am I eligible to vote?
- Register to Vote
- Who maintains the register?
- How do I change my details or register?
- How do I consult the electoral register?
- More information about electoral registers
- Contact details for the Electoral Registration Officer?
- What about Postal or Proxy Voting?
To qualify to be registered to vote you must be;
- resident or deemed resident in the registration area (Moray),
- a British, other Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen
- not subject to any legal incapacity.
- aged 14 or over, you can't vote until you're 18 years old. If you live in Scotland, you can vote in Scottish Parliament elections and local council elections from 16.
You can apply to register to vote online please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your National Insurance number to hand. The details you will have to provide are your name, address, national insurance number, nationality and age.
You only need to register once, unless you change your address, name or nationality.
An easy read step by step guide (PDF, 2Mb) is available on how to use this service.
Alternatively please call the electoral registration office on 01343 619819 during office hours for a registration form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The electoral register is maintained by the electoral registration officer at the Grampian Valuation Joint Board (GVJB) who manage the register on behalf of the Returning Officers in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. The register is not maintained by the Council.
The electoral register contains details of everyone who has registered to vote and is published once a year and updated monthly. The electoral registration office is also responsible for applications for proxy and postal voting.
If you wish to view the electoral register it is available for consultation at the library or at the local electoral registration office. It is not available electronically.
More information about electoral registers
More information about electoral registers and how they are used can be found at the following web links.
- UK Government - Register to vote online (N.B.Completion of this form does not mean that you automatically registered but starts the process)
- Grampian Electoral Registration Office (GVJB)
- Information Commissioner's Office - Public information about electoral registers and opt in/opt out information
- Electoral Commission - Information about electoral registration
Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm
For electoral registration officers in other parts of the country please visit the Electoral Commission website to find their details.