Events - democracy
There is evidence that young people are under-represented in the electoral process (from getting on to the electoral register to voting). The council has an ongoing programme of events in schools throughout West Lothian with the aim of increasing participation in the electoral process.
In 2010 this led to 258 additional young people being added to the electoral register who otherwise would not have been included. Final figures for 2011 are not yet known.
The team involved in this intiative have been asked to give presentations at Electoral Commission and Scottish Government events. If you would like more information please contact the Elections Office in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org)