Scotland’s Independence Referendum Consultation – Time to Have Your Say!
Friday, 02 March 2012 09:40
Angus MacDonald Urges Falkirk East’s Citizens to Have Their Say on Scotland’s Independence Referendum
“On 25 January First Minister Alex Salmond MSP launched a consultation on Scotland’s proposed independence referendum.
For the first time since the Act of Union in 1707 Scots will have the opportunity to vote directly to secure the restoration of Scotland as an independent nation.
As you will be aware, the vote will be in the autumn of 2014, allowing more than two and a half years for the widest possible discussion and debate. The consultation on the independence referendum is now open and will run until Friday 11 May and I urge everyone to have their say".
The consultation document Your Scotland, Your Voice is at www.scotreferendum.com or can be requested by calling 0131 244 4963.
The proposed question is short and succinct:
Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?
Questions asked in the consultation include the question itself, the design of the ballot paper, the timetable, franchise and whether you wish to comment on the draft Referendum (Scotland) Bill.
Elections and Constitutional Development Division
Area 3D (South)
The responses of participants who consent to have their submissions made public will be placed in the Scottish Government Library. Copies can be requested on 0131 244 4565.