First Minister: Make sure you have your say in your country’s future
With just four weeks to go until the independence referendum First Minister Alex Salmond has sent out a message to all voters highlighting the importance of being registered in time to vote.
To vote in the referendum on September 18, voters must be registered by September 2. For more information on registering visit: http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
A message to encourage voter registration has been recorded and personalised along with a British Sign Language version.
The First Minister said: “On September 18, the people of Scotland will have the biggest and most exciting democratic opportunity this country has ever seen, when they vote on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?
“Already, more than 4.1 million people in Scotland have registered to vote – that’s a record for any election. But we want the number to be higher. We want all the people of Scotland to be represented.
“I think of it like this. Scottish identity is like the tartan. It is made up of many colours, many threads, many strands – each one of them is vital to our Scottish fabric of identity.
“From all parts of the globe – from Pakistan to Poland, from Nigeria to Italy, from Canada to Australia – Scotland has been blessed by people who have chosen to come and build their lives here. All of us, together, are part of modern Scotland. And every single one of us has an equal say in choosing Scotland’s future.
“So if you haven’t yet registered to vote, please do it before September 2. You can visit http://www.aboutmyvote.org.uk for more information. Registering is easy, and won’t take long.
“This 18th of September, Scotland’s future will be in Scotland’s hands. Please make sure you’re part of that choice.”
Links to messages:
Hindi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbes5q6eom4
Bengali – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9se9fMjQmM
Irish Gaelic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9A_YmFyLOg
Polish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir7CbTXiSY4
French – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWqxDjJYCP4
Punjabi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaLIV7GdsfY
Urdu – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nLhsPZRLVc
Cantonese – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4K0tmXPB5A
Mandarin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vXK_iFekJg
Arabic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3Qj1L3VdQ
Gaelic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3KyLTZadxw
BSL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHqVKe7hzM4