Ready to Vote Campaign

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Senior pupils at Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula have been helping their fellow pupils get #readyto vote.

Paul Morrison, Rachael Macdonald, Iain MacPhee and Carrie Macdonald have run an Electoral Commission campaign to ensure that 15 – 17 year olds at the school have added their names to the Electoral Register.

Paul, Iain and Carrie ran assemblies with S3 – S6 pupils, telling them why it is important to register and encouraging 16 and 17 year olds to use their right to vote in May’s Scottish Parliament election.

Paul Morrison, Head Boy, told pupils that it was important for them to use their ‘right to have a say on issues which could affect their futures,’ while Carrie Macdonald, Depute Head Girl, said that ‘people around the world are still denied the right to vote. Even though it is a basic right in this country, we should really see it as a privilege.’

Iain, Carrie and Rachael met with all S4 – 6 pupils on Monday 21st May and helped them to register to vote.

Iain said: “I am glad we have helped young people in Uist ensure they will be able to voice their opinions about what they think is right in the upcoming election.”