Getting #ReadyToVote for the May council elections

Author: Electoral Commission
Category: Respect for the views of the child

7th March 2017

Schools, colleges and youth centres have been offered help in registering pupils for the May council elections, the first in which 16 and 17 year olds will be eligible to vote.

You can help young people get #ReadyToVote by running awareness events up to the electoral registration deadline on 17 April in Scotland.

Resources available:

  • #ReadyToVote toolkit
  • Promotional resources
  • Activity: Get to know your council
  • Activity: I register to vote because...
  • Factsheet: How do I vote in Scottish council elections?
  • Factsheet: How do I mark my ballot paper?
  • Download these #ReadyToVote resources here.

You can contact partners@electoralcommission.org.uk with any questions.

Child Rights Manifesto

Ahead of the upcoming local council elections, MSPs are encouraged to sign the Child Rights Manifesto and become a Child Rights Champ.

The manifesto was collated by a sub-group of CPG members by bringing together the views and experiences of children and young people. The manifesto has been reviewed by groups of children and young people to ensure that it is accessible and reflects their views.