National Records of Scotland have calculated that the number of people registered to vote in UK parliamentary elections in Scotland reached a record 4,079,600 in March 2020.
This is an increase of 26,500 people compared with the number registered on 12 December 2019, the date of the last UK General Election.
Other key findings show:
· 15,400 British citizens resident overseas were registered to vote in elections to the UK Parliament, almost a third higher than the 11,600 recorded at 1 December 2019
· 697,600 electors had registered for postal voting
· Of the 4,227,700 number of people registered to vote at Scottish Parliament and local government elections 1.7% were aged 16 -17
· just over 145,000 EU citizens were registered to vote in Scottish Parliament and local government elections, 3.4% of the total electorate
Sandy Taylor, Head of Electoral Statistics said: “These statistics reflect an upward trend over the last couple of years in the number of people on the electoral roll. The latest data will be used to inform the recently started review of UK parliamentary constituency boundaries.”