Prisoner voting: consultation

The proposal relates to Scottish Parliament and local government elections.

Consultation questions

Question 1: Do you think that prisoners' right to vote in Scottish Parliament and Local Government elections should be linked to the length of their sentence?


Question 2: If your answer to Question 1 is 'no', what would be your preferred approach to extending prisoners' voting rights?

Question 3: If your answer to Question 1 is 'yes', what length of sentence would be appropriate as the eligibility threshold for prisoner voting rights?

12 Months or less
6 Months or less
Another duration

Question 4: If your answer to the above is 'another duration', please specify this here.

Question 5: Do you have any comments on the practicalities of prisoner voting?

Question 6: Do you have any other comments that have not been captured in the responses you have provided above?


Email: Elections Team

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