Consultation on a draft referendum bill - easy read summary

An easy read summary of the consultation on a draft referendum bill published in October 2016.

Changes to the referendum rules

The Scottish Government suggests making some changes to how absent voting is done. This would be to make the referendum the same as other Scottish elections, where every postal vote is checked

The Scottish Government also suggests a change to the rules for polling and polling staff. They suggest that none who has been involved in campaigning can become polling or count staff.

Question 2: What are your views on these suggested changes to the referendum rules?


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