To vote in an election or referendum people must be registered to vote. Any University of Aberdeen student who is:
- A British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen
- Aged 16 or over (usually you cannot vote until you are 18)
Individual Electoral Registration (IER)
Individual Electoral Registration is an important change that lets everyone take responsibility for their own vote Each person is now required to register to vote individually, rather than by household.
Under Individual Electoral Registration you need to provide 'identifying information', such as your date of birth and national insurance number, when applying to register and your application will need to be verified before you are added to the register. Anyone unable to supply this information can provide an alternative form of evidence of their identity.
Since 10 June 2014, people are able to register online in just 3 minutes by providing their name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.
For more information
If you are not registered or have questions about voting by post or proxy please telephone 01224 664848, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , or write or visit the Electoral Registration Office at Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GE.