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There is much that can be learned from Scotland’s decision to lower the voting age for the independence referendum

Mycock, Andy (2014) There is much that can be learned from Scotland’s decision to lower the voting age for the independence referendum. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Electoral Commission this week began a publicity drive to ensure that people register to vote in the referendum. It has launched a dedicated website and is working with Facebook to target potential younger voters including 16 and 17 year olds who will be able to vote for the first time. Andy Mycock looks at the enfranchising of younger people and the lessons for the whole of the UK. He says much can be learnt but there shouldn’t be an uncritical implementation of ‘votes at 16’ in all elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 09:23
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63441

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