SYP Elections 2023

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections are happening from 6 November – 19 November

Do you know about the Scottish Youth Parliament?

Every two years around 160 young people from areas all across Scotland are elected to represent your views. Once elected, they become Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament. MSYPs discuss issues that are important to them and you, and campaign for changes in Scotland.

To find out more about the candidates you can vote for this year, visit

How to vote

Voting will vary across the country, but most people aged 12-25 will be able to vote online using their Young Scot National Entitlement Card. Some areas and National Voluntary Organisations will carry out their votes differently.


There has been an issue with some votes that have already been cast for this year’s Scottish Youth Parliament election. The issue relates to those young people who voted using a mobile phone on our Young Scot website. 

If you are a young person who’s already cast a vote using your mobile phone – please re-cast your vote using a desktop computer or a laptop. If you voted using your Young Scot National Entitlement Card number, you can easily re-cast your vote.

Every vote is registered with an individual Young Scot National Entitlement Card or temporary card number, so you can check by logging into

If you haven’t voted yet but intend to vote on, please do so using a desktop or laptop.

Find out more from our frequently asked questions page.

To vote online using your Young Scot National Entitlement Card, head to on a desktop computer or a laptop!

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