Help for new young voters
SCHOOLS and colleges across Scotland are being encouraged to hold special voter registration events this week in a bid to raise awareness of the lowering of the voting age and to get more young people registered ahead of Scottish Parliament elections next May.
Following the lowering of the voting age in Scotland, the Electoral Commission has teamed up with councils across Scotland to invite all schools and colleges to run voter registration drives during class time.
The week-long Time Out To Get #In event aims to see schools and colleges taking time out from usual classes to give students an opportunity to go online and register.
It’s also part of a wider campaign that the Electoral Commission has been running over the summer aimed at increasing registration rates among 15-17-year- olds.