The 2016 Scottish Parliament election is the first in which 16 and 17 year olds can vote.
This means that if you’re 16 or over on 5 May 2016, you’ll be able to vote but you need to register first. It only takes a few minutes to register online.
On Wednesday, 23rd of March the Modern Studies department will be helping 15-17 year olds get #ReadyToVote by running a registration event in the library.
You’ll need your date of birth and National Insurance number to register (you only need your National Insurance number if you are 16 or over), which you can find on official documents such as letters from HM Revenue and Customs. Otherwise, for help you can visit:
Don’t worry – if you are not yet 16 you won’t need your National Insurance number to register.