Make your vote count

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.”

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