05 April
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You must be registered to vote by Easter Monday 18 April 2022. Please note that although the registration deadline falls on a public holiday, it will be strictly enforced so voters are encouraged to ensure they are registered in advance.

Anyone who is not already registered to vote can do so by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  

Residents of West Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian can also call 0131 344 2500 to register, while those living elsewhere should contact their local registration office.

Anyone who will be 16 or over on 5 May 2022 is eligible to vote.

Other criteria include being a British Citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the European Union, and normally resident in Scotland.

There are other voting options available to you should you not wish to vote in person.

You can submit a postal vote or a proxy vote where someone else votes in person on your behalf. You can also arrange for someone to cast your vote for you by post (postal proxy vote).

Applications for postal and proxy votes must be made to the Electoral Registration Officer at www.lothian-vjb.gov.uk or by sending complete applications to 17A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9FL or calling 0131 344 2500. 

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April, and the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April

For more information, please visit https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/vote-local-2022