The Scottish Parliamentary Election will be held on Thursday, 6th May 2021

The election will be open to all electors aged 16 or over on 6th May 2021 who are resident and registered to vote in Scotland. If you have not already applied to have your name added to the electoral register, or have recently changed address and have not updated your registration details you should do so as soon as possible.

How do I apply to vote by post?

Fill in the postal vote application form.
Make sure you complete all sections of the form and supply your date of birth and signature. Your date of birth and signature are needed on this application form, and again when you use your postal vote. This information is needed to prevent fraud.

Return your postal vote application form by email to or by post to Grampian Electoral Registration Officer, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GE
You must return your postal vote application form so that it arrives before 5pm, 6 April 2021.

How to vote in the Scottish Parliament Elections

Follow this link to the Grampian Assessor & Electoral Registration Officer’s website. From there you can download the various forms you might need including an application for a postal vote.


Register to voteMidnight 19th April 2021
New, amend or cancel postal
vote or postal proxy vote
5pm 6th April 2021
Amend or cancel proxy voteMidnight 20th April 2021
New application for proxy vote5pm 27th April 2021
Emergency proxy vote5pm 6th May 2021