Supporting people without a settled address to vote in the Scottish Parliament election

People who do not have a settled address or are experiencing homelessness can register to vote in the Scottish Parliament election on 6 May. The deadline to apply for a postal vote (including postal proxy vote) is 5pm on Tuesday 6 April. Anyone who wants to vote in person must ensure they register by midnight on Monday 19 April. The deadline to apply for an ‘in person’ proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

The Electoral Commission’s guidance for professionals who work with people experiencing homelessness is available to download here. This was developed with support from the Everyone Home Collective. If you have any questions after reading the guide you can contact your local Electoral Registration Office. You can find their details by entering the postcode for the address which the person you are supporting would like to register at here. If you would like to raise awareness about voting in the election, you can download digital and print resources from the Electoral Commission here.