Join us in an exciting grassroots project empowering the young (and the young at heart!) from the bottom up, to register to vote, and to build their collective voting power in Scotland.
The 2022 Scottish local elections will take place on Thursday 5th May and we’d like to see more young people (including the young at heart!) getting active and voicing who they want to represent them in their local community councils.
We need to be registered by 18th April 2022 in order to take part.
Video time stamps
00:01 – Introduction
00:05 – Invitation to join our grassroots project
00:20 – Deadline to register to vote in Scotland
00:26 – Why Scotland needs better access to knowledge, news, and information
00:40 – How to make sure our government hear our voices
00:50 – Why our vote matters
01:05 – Invitation to join our grassroots project
01:21 – About this grassroots project
01:45 – Who we are
01:51 – What should we say to our government?
01:57 – Discover how to register to vote
Scotland needs better access to knowledge, news, and information
Many of us need better access to knowledge, news, and information that helps make local and national government more visible, understandable, accessible, and more responsive and effective.
To make sure our government of, for, and by the people can hear our voices, we’ve got to tell them what we really think. vote.
And guess who the people are? US.
Remember, who and what we vote for are important, but it’s the why we vote that truly matters.
Which is why we’re sharing information about the local and national issues that our elected politicians say they are focusing their attention on.
By taking the opportunity to step back and look at the bigger picture from a non-partisan perspective, we get a more holistic view of the real issues facing us.
We can then better identify the real people focusing on the real issues, having the honest conversations, engaging in real grassroots campaigning, and sharing what they really think to bring about real lasting change in our local communities.
And this starts with us first telling them what we really think. vote.
Register to vote by 18th April 2022
For first time voters, this can feel a little overwhelming.
But all is good! It takes just 5 minutes, so let’s be sure to register to vote by 18th April 2022.
Because by doing so, we’ll be able to share our voice and tell them what we really think in our local elections on Thursday 5th May 2022.
Scots vote because we are the change we’ve been waiting for.
How do we vote?
Have you wondered what happens after we’ve registered to vote? Well, let’s have a quick look at how we vote in Scotland today.
What are the issues?
Let’s take a look at the issues the main political parties say that they are focusing on:
Who are your local councillors?
It may help to keep up-to-date with who’s campaigning in your community, and why.
Congratulations! Happy voting 🙂
Go and tell them what you really think, and use these helpful links and resources if you need them:
- If you’d like some assistance to register to vote this time around, let’s take a couple of minutes together to do just that. Come along!
- Contact your local Electoral Registration Office if you have a question about registering to vote.
- Find your local councillors. Or discover more about the work they do.
- Find your address with the Post Office postcode finder.
- Discover more about how to vote.
- Information about voting during the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Want to vote by post?
- How to apply for a national insurance number.