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    Registering to Vote

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    The Electoral Registration Officer

    The Electoral Registration Officer (for Ayrshire) is an official appointed by North Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council and is responsible for maintaining the Register of Electors.

    All enquiries about registering to vote, including voting by post or by proxy, must be directed to the Electoral Registration Officer (for Ayrshire) and not the Council.  The Electoral Registration Officer can be contacted at 9 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HL. 
    Tel:  (01292) 612221  Email: ero@ayrshire-vjb.gov.uk

    How to register to vote

    To vote in an Election or Referendum, you must be on the Electoral Register.  Eligibility criteria will apply to each type of election but if you are not registered, you will be unable to vote.

    Since 19 September 2014, each person is now required to vote individually, rather than by household and provide personal identifiers such as date of birth and National Insurance Number. 

    Online

    You can register online.

    Telephone

    You can contact the Electoral Registration Officer on (01292) 612221 to complete your registration by telephone or to request a registration form.

    Who can register?

    To be eligible to register to vote you must be:

         
    • a British or qualifying Commonwealth citizen (Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not require such leave)
    • a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member state

    Postal voting

    If voting in person at your local polling station is not convenient for you, you can choose to vote by post.  You can apply for a postal vote by downloading the postal vote application form from the About My Vote website and returning it to the Electoral Registration Officer, 9 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HL   Email:  ero@ayrshire-vjb.gov.uk 

    Proxy voting

    Proxy voting means that if you aren’t able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you.

    You can apply for a proxy vote by visiting the About My Vote website and downloading the appropriate form and returning it to the Electoral Registration Officer, 9 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HL   Email:  ero@ayrshire-vjb.gov.uk

    Further Information

    All enquiries about registering to vote, including voting by post or by proxy, must be directed to the Electoral Registration Officer on (01292) 612221 Email: ero@ayrshire-vjb.gov.uk

    Contact the Electoral Registration Officer

    9 Wellington Square

    AYR

    KA7 1HL

    Tel: (01292) 612221

    Email: ero@ayrshire-vjb.gov.uk