Consultation on Electoral Reform

Closed 29 Mar 2018

Opened 19 Dec 2017

Published responses

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This is the Scottish Government’s consultation on Electoral Reform. The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring access to democratic participation for all citizens. The way we vote in elections has remained unchanged for over 100 years. Modernisation takes place across all aspects of society and now is a good time to think about the kinds of innovation people in Scotland would like to see in elections.

View full consultation paper here.




Why your views matter

The Scottish Parliament recently gained new powers over the conduct of Scottish Parliamentary elections and electoral registration, alongside its existing devolved responsibility for local government elections. These new powers create new opportunities and so this is the ideal time to find out how what kind of electoral reforms the people of Scotland would like to see. We want to know what you think about all aspects of your elections.

What happens next

The responses to the consultation will be analysed with policy being developed on what changes could be made to elections in Scotland. Proposals will then be discussed by the Scottish Parliament.


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