The Electoral Commission have put together a range of resources for 14 to 18 year olds about voting. This is particularly relevant for next year’s Scottish Parliament election when 16 and 17 year olds can vote.
Politics impacts everything around you. From how long you stay in education, to the rules of renting, from 5G availability, to how often your bin is collected.
To make a change in your community and society, you need to do your bit for democracy. One way to get involved is by voting in elections, so you help to choose who represents you and makes decisions on your behalf.
Right now, more people can vote in Scotland and Wales than ever before. It doesn’t matter where you were born or what your nationality is, as long as you are resident in Scotland or Wales, you can vote in some elections when you turn 16.