A revised electoral register is published at the conclusion of the annual canvass of electors every year.

The latest revised register is then updated throughout the year by publication of monthly notices of alteration.

The process of monthly alterations to the register is referred to as “rolling registration,” where electors can be added or removed from the register on the publication of monthly notices.

To ensure an elector has been added or removed from the register prior to the publication of the next alteration notice, the Electoral Registration Officer must be notified by the last date for registration applications.

Applications are open for public inspection for a further 5 working days to allow for any objections until the Electoral Registration Officer makes the final decision by the determination deadline as to whether an alteration to the register is required.

The timetable for publication of alteration notices is shown below. The dates may change if an election is required.

Publication of Alteration Notice Last Date for Registration Applications Determination Deadline Documents to be Updated
5 January 2022 14 December 2021 22 December 2021 Electoral and open registers
1 February 2022 10 January 2022 18 January 2022 Electoral and open registers
1 March 2022 7 February 2022 15 February 2022 Electoral and open registers
1 April 2022 10 March 2022 18 March 2022 Electoral and open registers
*1 June 2022 10 May 2022 18 May 2022 Electoral and open registers
1 July 2022 9 June 2022 17 June 2022 Electoral and open registers
2 August 2022 11 July 2022 19 July 2022 Electoral and open registers
1 September 2022 10 August 2022 18 August 2022 Electoral and open registers
3 October 2022 9 September 20221 19 September 2022 Electoral and open registers
1 November 2022 10 October 2022 18 October 2022 Electoral and open registers
1 December 2022 21 November 2022 30 November 2022 Full register
*No alteration for 1 May 2022 due to the three election updates for the Scottish Local Government elections on 5 May 2022