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“MORE people have registered to vote in this week’s Scottish Parliament elections than ever before, according to newly released statistics.

The figures from the Electoral Commission in Scotland show that 4,280,785 Scots have registered to vote for Holyrood MSPs. This is almost 200,000 more than registered ahead of the 2016 Scottish parliamentary elections.

Five years ago, 4,098,462 Scots registered to have their say in the Holyrood vote.

The figures raise hopes for record voter turnout. No Scottish parliamentary elections since devolution began have seen a turnout of higher than the 58% achieved in 1999.” 
Source: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19276945.holyrood-election-2021-scots-register-vote-ever/?fbclid=IwAR3wFp33S3_PqLqoh_eCepnHSXBvpHF0bkJhHbDE8S9pydkgJSIDD6Gehc0

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Luc

Why do you need to register to vote when you're a citizen?

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Miss Dolly
9 minutes ago, Luc said:

Why do you need to register to vote when you're a citizen?

Just so they know who you are when you go to vote. It’s a common practise around the world. It’s takes about 2 minutes online to register 

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MyQueen

Why do you have to registered to vote somewhere?

In Slovenia you are in register automatically when you turn 18! 

Than you can vote or not to vote!

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Miss Dolly
6 minutes ago, MyQueen said:

Why do you have to registered to vote somewhere?

In Slovenia you are in register automatically when you turn 18! 

Than you can vote or not to vote!

Just so they know who is going to vote. I think it’s security reasons. It’s the easiest thing in the world. About 2 mins on the Government website

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3 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

Just so they know who is going to vote. I think it’s security reasons. It’s the easiest thing in the world. About 2 mins on the Government website

You have to show ID and sign when you vote anyway:nails:

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Miss Dolly
2 minutes ago, MyQueen said:

You have to show ID and sign when you vote anyway:nails:

No, you just show up and say your name and your address. You normally get a polling card to show you can vote but you don’t have to show it at the polling station. 

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7 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

No, you just show up and say your name and your address. You normally get a polling card to show you can vote but you don’t have to show it at the polling station. 

But what if you are not registered and you desided last minit to vote?

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Just now, MyQueen said:

But what if you are not registered and you desided last minit to vote?

You can’t vote because you aren’t registered. They are a cut off point before any election for the ability to register to vote. 

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1 minute ago, Miss Dolly said:

You can’t vote because you aren’t registered. They are a cut off point before any election for the ability to register to vote. 

Aha, in Slovenia you can vote last minute if you want!

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5 minutes ago, MyQueen said:

Aha, in Slovenia you can vote last minute if you want!

Doesn’t sound very legit to me 

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Honestly, I’m judging anyone who hasn’t registered to vote after Brexit and that Tory landslide at the last general election :koons:

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5 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

Doesn’t sound very legit to me 

Why not?

You are 18 and automatically in register!

You can show up any time of that day!

But you must have ID to proof thats really you! And sign

You cant vote twice or someone in your name!

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3 minutes ago, Benji said:

Honestly, I’m judging anyone who hasn’t registered to vote after Brexit and that Tory landslide at the last general election :koons:

I’m the same. They are still people that are like “I have never voted because I don’t understand it” I just want to shake them and tell them to learn about them. 

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2 minutes ago, MyQueen said:

Why not?

You are 18 and automatically in register!

You can show up any time of that day!

But you must have ID to proof thats really you!

I get the benefits of that system. Do you have automatic ID when you turn 18? 

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