Scottish care home residents to get election help

Posted on 21 April 2011

Care home staff have been asked to ensure residents paying for care in Scotland do not miss out on the upcoming election.

Ahead of the voting in the Holyrood election on May 5th, residents are to use information leaflets to register before April 15th.

The people looking after residents paying for care have been asked to play their part in ensuring everyone gets the right to vote.

John McCormick, Scottish electoral commissioner, said: "It is a big day for Scottish democracy, and we want to make sure that people living in care homes are able to take part.

"It's vital that taking part in the election and the referendum should be easy and accessible for all, no matter where you live."

Residents are being offered help on voting in the UK parliament's Alternative Voting referendum as well as the Scottish Parliament election.

The drive is being spearheaded by the Electoral Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

Posted by Natalie Edwards

 

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