Make your vote count
Young people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are being urged to make sure they have their voice heard in May’s Scottish election.
This will be the first time 16 and 17 year olds can vote in an election.
But the most recent TNSBRMB poll on the issue suggest only 62 per cent of people aged 16- 24 are “certain to vote”.
Another poll from Survation suggests less than half of 16-43 year olds will definitely make their voice heard.
SNP candidate, Clare Haughey, this week said she is keen young people don’t miss out come May 5.
She said: “It is vital that our young people know they can fully take part in the Scottish Parliament elections.
“Their opinions matter, their voices should be heard, and their votes can make a huge difference to how our country is run.
“Some young people might think that politics just doesn’t impact their lives, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“With issues such as tuition fees at stake in the election, young people can’t stand on the sidelines and leave it up to other people – they must make their voices heard.
“With less than three months to go until the Scottish Parliament election, there has never been a more important time to make sure that you are registered to vote.”
Voters have until April 18 to make sure they’re registered to vote.
You can do it online at http://www.registertovote. scot.”