FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS VOTE
Scottish Local Council Elections 2017
Scots are getting ready to go to the polls again, this time for the local council elections on May 4.
The services councils offer are part of everyday life, no matter your age and stage, including education, health, housing, social care, roads, business, libraries, parks, waste management. So the outcome of these elections can have an obvious impact on the quality of your life. Make sure you have a say in the things that matter to you most by casting your vote. Here are five reasons why voting in the Scottish local council elections is important.
1. Quality of your life:
Local council decisions cover the services you use everyday and councils account for one quarter of public spending. That' s billions of pounds. Would you give away a quarter of your hard-earned cash without asking any questions?
2. Young voices:
This will be the first time in Scotland that 16 and 17-year-olds can vote in the local government elections. We are lucky enough to live in a democracy and have a vote. Young people need to know that their opinion matters and their vote could make a huge difference 3. Vent your bears:
Voting gives you a legitimate right to complain, whether it's about potholes or mess in parks. But if you don't bother to vote, do you really have the right to mo an if you are unhappy about other peoples chokes ?
4. Local knowledge:
Candidates standing in local elections are from your area, they know the local issues and are genuinely concerned. If you have time, try to understand the qualities each candidate brings. They, if successful, maybe the people you need to get in touch with if you want to improve you rives over the next few years. And they will have a crucial say over whether planned developments take placed own your road .
Every vote is equally important regardless of your age, gender or wealth. Voting is a anonymous and you can pick who you want and your choice of candidates will never be made public.
The outcome of these elections can have an obvious impact on the quality of your life