Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Electoral Register?

The electoral register is the list of everyone who is registered to vote. You must be on the register to vote at elections. You are not automatically registered, even if you pay Council Tax. You can register to vote at any time, but you must register by 17th April, 2017 to vote at the elections on 4th May, 2017.

Who can register to vote?

  • Anyone 16 or over
  • British, Commonwealth citizens or citizens of the European Union

Am I registered to vote?

To find out if you are registered to vote in Dundee call the Elections Hotline – 434444.

How do I register to vote?

If you are not registered or if you have recently moved house you can make an application to register.

The 'How to Register' page has full details on how to register and a form.

Where do I vote?

You will receive a poll card and your polling place is detailed on it. You can also use the "Services Near Me" on the home page.

I won't be here on Polling Day so can I vote by post or have someone else vote on my behalf?

Yes, but there are deadlines. For full details and forms for Proxy Voting or Voting By Post, check the 'How to Vote' page.