Scottish Independence Referendum
The earliest that postal ballots will be sent out for the
referendum is between 26 and 28 August, although if you did not
apply for your postal vote until August you are likely to receive
yours slightly later.
If your postal ballot hasn't arrived by 12 September, or it did
arrive but you lost it, you can request a replacement in
person from your local council up to 5pm on 18
For more information on when you can expect to receive your
postal vote, contact your electoral services. You can find their
contact details by entering your postcode into the Your local area
section on the homepage.
The earliest that postal ballots can be sent out is after 5pm 12
working days before polling day. This is because 5pm 11 working
days before polling day is the deadline for new applications to
vote by post. Sometimes postal ballots are sent out as late as 4
working days before polling day. You should consider whether this
is enough time for you to receive and return your ballot paper.
To find out when your postal ballot papers will arrive
contact your local elections office. You can find the contact
details by entering the postcode into the Your local area section
on the homepage.