Have your say …..
The Scottish Parliament and Government recently gained new powers over the conducting of Scottish Parliamentary elections and electoral registration alongside their existing devolved responsibility for local government elections. These new powers is an ideal time to find out what electoral reforms the people of Scotland would like to see to encourage increased participation by removing barriers to voter empowerment and encouraging people to stand for election.
A consultation on Electoral Reform was launched at the end of December, 2017.
The consultation is keen to elicit views on a number of issues related to Local Government and Scottish Parliament elections, including: how often elections should be held; who runs these and how they are run; who can register and vote; and who may stand for election, ballot papers and electronic voting.
Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) would like to encourage local people to come together and discuss these new reforms so we can pull together a collective response to feed into Scottish Government.
If you would be interested in taking part in the discussion, we have set aside two dates at our premises – 155 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton:
Friday 23rd February 09.30 – 12.30
Tuesday 27th February 09.30 – 12.30
Refreshments will be served.
To sign up and get involved and have your say, contact Office@vaslan.org.uk or Telephone 01698 300 390,
If you have any questions about these events, please contact Heather Petrie either by email to Heather.Petrie@vaslan.org.uk or Telephone 01698 300 390.
If you would like to individually respond to the consultation you can access the consultation by using the following link: https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform
The consultation is open until 12th March 2018.