The Electoral Commission are running a Welcome to Your Vote Week - taking place from 30 January to 5 February, and you can sign up now to get involved and receive free resources.

The theme of Welcome to Your Vote week is #OurDemocracy, highlighting the range of ways young people can get involved and make their voices heard.

Schools, colleges and youth groups can organise events, run lessons, and promote the week on social media.

You can sign up now to receive resources from the Electoral Commission, including:

  • Lesson plans and interactive activities
  • A presentation for use at democracy events or assemblies
  • Posters and social media resources.

Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament will be out and about throughout the week and may be available to do a presentation for your young people. You can contact your local MSYPs to arrange this.

If you have any questions about Welcome to Your Vote Week contact Catherine Heggie on