“Statistically, young people are the demographic segment of the electorate that is the least likely to vote, but it is vital that they do.”
On the 6th of May the elections for the Scottish Parliament will take place. If you are aged 16 or over that day, resident in Scotland and registered to vote, you will be able to take part.
Orkney Constituency MSP, Liam McArthur, LibDem, has encouraged all Orkney residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary Election.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln
“Scotland wants its nationhood to be decided not by ethnicity but by the simply virtue of existing in place.”
Coilla Drake who lives in Westray will contest the seat for Labour.
Details on how to check you are registered to vote in Scotland and how to update your registration details
A council by-election will be held in Orkney for the North Isles Ward on Thursday 1 October 2020.
On March 8th 1884, Susan B. Anthony, argued before the U.S. Judiciary Committee for an amendment to the Constitution for the right of women to have the vote.
A review of polling arrangements in Orkney is underway.