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 Tuesday15 March 2016 we will be helping 15-17 year olds get #ReadyToVote by running a registration event at the Learning Resource Centre.
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:
gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number. Don’t worry – if you are not yet 16 you won’t need
your National Insurance number to register.
You can also do it yourself here.