Welcome to Your Vote Week, the annual campaign encouraging schools and youth groups to join in celebrating democracy by delivering democratic education with their students and young people, is taking place from Monday 29 January to Sunday 4 February.

Run by the Electoral Commission every January, the campaign provides a range of resources for educators, youth groups and young people themselves to engage on how to cast their vote and what elections they can participate in.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“It’s really important young people have opportunities to learn about voting and democracy so they have confidence in casting their vote when they are old enough.

“Welcome to Your Vote Week shows young people how their voice matters and how they can participate in our democracy and I encourage local schools and youth groups to get involved this year.”

Find out more about the week and the resources available here.