Scotland could be “significantly more democratically enfranchised” than England post-Brexit
UK-EU transition deal means power over local election and referendum voting rights will return on exit date
AS THE UK-EU transition deal makes clear that the EU law which provides the right of EU citizens to vote in local elections and local referendums will no longer apply to the UK on exit date, the Scottish Government has asserted its intention to use its devolved powers to maintain and expand on voting rights in Scotland.
Electoral Reform Society backs bill to lower the voting age
Westminster urged to learn from the example of Scotland’s independence referendum
THE ELECTORAL REFORM SOCIETY (ERS) has called on the UK Government to back voting rights for 16 and 17-year-olds as a bill extending the franchise goes before the Commons.
Ahead of the second reading of the Representation of the People (Young People’s Enfranchisement and Education) Bill, which would extend the right to vote in all elections to those aged 16 and over, the Electoral Reform Society has argued it is time for the UK Government to back “a fairer franchise.”