Prisoner voting: consultation

The proposal relates to Scottish Parliament and local government elections.


This consultation paper sets out the Scottish Government's suggestions for ensuring compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) on the matter of prisoners voting in elections. It seeks views on a proposal to allow only those prisoners sentenced to short sentences to vote. Views are sought on what the appropriate length of sentence should be. Views are also sought on the practical issues associated with giving some prisoners the right to vote.


Email: Elections Team

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