Scotland

Young voters surveyed for indy ref poll views

Over 7,000 students gather for a debate on the referendum at Glasgow's SSE Hydro
Image caption More than 7,000 students took part in a debate on the referendum at Glasgow's SSE Hydro

Voters aged 16 and 17 who took part in the independence referendum are being asked to tell a parliamentary committee about their experiences.

A record 3.6 million turned out to vote on 18 September. More than 100,000 of the total were 16 and 17-year-olds.

The Devolution (Further Powers) Committee has produced an online survey which asks if voting has led to them being more engaged in politics.

Schools, colleges and youth groups are also urged to submit video clips.

Committee Convener Bruce Crawford said: "We saw an unprecedented level of interest and democratic engagement around the referendum and we are determined to ensure young people continue to be engaged in Scotland's democratic and political processes."

The committee also plans to meet young people across Scotland to hear what they think about giving 16 and 17 year olds the vote in all elections.

The survey runs until the end of the year.

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