The voting age for Scottish elections has been permanently lowered to 16.
This means that if you’re 16 or over on 5 May 2016, you’ll be able to vote at the Scottish Parliamentary election (as well as future local government elections).
You just need to register first. It only takes a few minutes and you can do it online.
Use our Ayrshire Voter Engagement app on your smartphone to register for the upcoming elections.
The app is available on Google Play for Android smartphones and iTunes for apple smartphones.
Its simple, quick and easy to use.
You’ll need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number (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: www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number
Don’t worry - if you are not yet 16 you will not need your National Insurance number to register.