Make Your Voice Heard
Voting is your democratic right and it’s the only way to ensure your elected representatives actually represent you. Here’s our handy guide to ensuring you’re always ready and able to vote...
1. Register to vote
Registering to vote is quick and easy, especially if you do it online. You only need to register to vote once and then keep it updated when you move house, and that means you’ll always be eligible to vote. Click the following button to register to vote online right now.
2. Apply for a postal vote
Voting via a postal vote means that you will be sent a ballot paper in advance of an election and asked to return it before Polling Day. This is a safe, secure and convenient way to make sure you can always vote - no matter what life throws up on or around Polling Day! You can also apply for a proxy vote if you know you won't be able to vote come Polling Day.
3. Plan ahead
Once you know the date of Polling Day, ensure you’ll be able to vote either in person, by a postal vote or by a proxy vote. If you think you may be unable to cast your vote by those means, or you want to help out in our campaigns, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to hear from you.
4. Pledge your support
Identifying and motivating our supporters to vote on polling day is one of the biggest challenges in local politics. By pledging your support, you let us know you plan to vote for the SNP at upcoming elections and give us a helping hand in figuring out what areas we are doing particularly well in. It really does make a big difference!
5. Join the SNP
Scotland can be a stronger, fairer and more prosperous place. As a nation, we have so much potential. The SNP is determined to make Scotland all it can be and you can be a part of it. So, sign-up and get involved today.
6. Get to your polling station and vote!
Last, but not least, if you haven't already voted by post or by proxy, please make every effort to get to your local polling station between 7am and 10pm and cast your vote. Elections can be won or lost locally by as few as a handful of votes, so it's critical you get out to vote at every election and referendum.