Before an election, the council will send you a polling card. The card is sent to people who are registered to vote. It tells you about when an election is going to happen and where they can go to vote.
This year it is the Scottish Government that is elected. This is where things are decided about Scotland.
On the day of the election, you can go to the polling station which is the name for the place people vote. This is usually in a local hall or school.
You can usually vote up until 10pm.
You can take your polling card with you and give it to the people there. If you do not have your polling card, you can tell the people at the polling station your name and address.
The people at the polling station will help you by showing you what to do if you ask them to. They will give you a ballot paper
The Ballot paper has list of all the candidates. To vote, you put a cross in the box on the ballot paper next to the name of the person you want to vote for.
There will also be a ballot on a new type of election system and you can vote YES or NO in this ballot. So you will get two ballot papers this time.
Once you have your ballot paper, you go to one of the polling booths. A polling booth is a place where you can vote in private.
Then you fold up your ballot paper and put it in the ballot box.