Rangers will compete in Scotland's Division Three next season following today's Scottish Football League meeting.
The Glasgow club were dumped out of the Scottish Premier League when top flight clubs voted against them following their fall into liquidation and will now drop down to the country's bottom tier.
"The member clubs of the Scottish Football League have today voted to willingly accept The Rangers Football Club as an associate member of the Scottish Football League," SFL chief executive David Longmuir said.
"Furthermore, the Scottish Football League's only acceptable position will be to place Rangers FC into the Third Division of the Irn-Bru Scottish Football League from the start of this season."
He added: "I'm comfortable today that the Scottish Football League made a very, very decisive decision that was based on sporting fairness and I think the Scottish Football League were in the right place to make that decision.
"This decision followed a tried-and-tested process and was taken in cognisance with the other options which were available for consideration.
"Today's decision has been one of the most difficult for all concerned but it has been taken in the best interest of sporting fairness which is the fundamental principle of the Scottish Football League.
"The Scottish Football League has been entirely consistent with our willingness to work with other bodies to ensure that we focus on rebuilding our game, restoring pride in our game and exploring revenue streams and our willingness to achieve these aims does not alter."