Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

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The Electoral Commission recently published an excellent blog post exploring young adults’ attitude towards electoral participation following the Scottish Council Elections, where sixteen and seventeen year olds were able to vote for the first time. Some of the data they included was really interesting so we wanted to share the highlights with you. Click here

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Elections in 2017

Elections in 2017

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Local Government Elections - May 4th 2017 In Local Elections you are voting for between one and three councillors to represent your ward on the local council. There are 388 local councils in England and about 20,000 councillors. More Information Mayoral Elections - May 4th 2017 Regional Mayors will be elected in the following areas; Cambridgeshire and Read more
Types of elections.

Types of elections.

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General Election A national vote held every five years that decides who your MP will be and which party/parties will form a Government. By-Election The election of an MP in a single constituency to fill a vacancy that arises before the next general election. Local Election Elections that take place to choose representatives for local

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Party Leadership Elections: UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Lib Dem

Party Leadership Elections: UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Lib Dem

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Liberal Democrat leadership elections Nominations: Candidates require 200 nominations from party members and at-least 10% of Lib Dem MPs. These nominations need to be from at-least 20 different local branches. Who gets to vote? All paid-up members under the system of One Member One Vote. Electoral system: Alternative Vote via postal ballot UKIP leadership elections Nominations: Candidates must receive

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