‘Doing referendums differently after the EU vote’
This new report by the Electoral Reform Society evaluates the conduct of the EU referendum and makes suggestions for future improvement, including recommending votes from age 16 across the UK and the extension of citizenship education in schools.
The report highlights that:
- The failure to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote, unlike in the Scottish referendum, was a missed opportunity to invigorate the debate;
- Young people had unequal access to printed materials during the debate;
- What is needed most of all is a more informed and engaged electorate through much-improved political education in schools.
- Download 'Doing Referendums Differently' here.
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