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Consultation on Prisoner Voting - Easy Read Summary

Consultation on Prisoner Voting - Easy Read Summary

Thursday, January 10, 2019

ISBN: 9781787815131

This is an Easy Read version of the Scottish Government's consultation on Prisoner Voting. The consultation sets out the background to the issue and seeks views on a proposal to allow only those prisoners sentenced to short sentences to vote.

Executive Summary

When the Scottish Parliament gained new powers over elections in the Scotland Act 2016, it became necessary to consider how to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights on the issue of prisoner voting.

This consultation covers Scottish Parliament Elections and Local Government Elections.

The Scottish Government thinks that only prisoners sentenced to short sentences should be able to vote. We want to hear your views on this.