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Electoral Statistics - Scotland 1st December 2020

Electoral Statistics - Scotland 1st December 2020

Last update: 30 March 2021National Statistics Icon
Next update: March 2022

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Key Points

At 1 December 2020:

  • The total number of people registered at December 2020 to vote in Scottish Parliament and local government elections was 4,208,900, an increase of 41,600 (1.0%) compared with December 2019.
  • 675,100 electors had registered for postal voting (although it is anticipated there will be an increase on the number of people registering for a postal vote in the lead up to the 6 May elections to the Scottish Parliament in response to Covid).
  • Of the 4,208,900 number of people registered to vote at Scottish Parliament and local government elections, 73,300 (1.7% of the total electorate) were aged 16 -17.
  • Just over 157,400 EU and other qualifying foreign nationals resident in Scotland were registered to vote in Scottish Parliament and local government elections, 3.7% of the total electorate.
  • The number of people registered to vote in UK parliamentary elections was 4,012,400.

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