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About the project

Some groups of people are not as extensively involved as others in voting and the electoral process, and there was a risk of them not taking part in the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. They include people who need extra social care support.

In 2016 NDTi and Outside the Box offered a development programme to build the skills of care providers. Staff could then help people they support to take part in the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2016.

This programme complemented the work of other organisations and was supported by them

  • Care Inspectorate
  • CCPS
  • Electoral Commission
  • Mental Welfare Commission
  • Scottish Care
  • Scottish Social Services Council
  • Scottish Government
2017 elections

Before, during and after the May 2017 council elections we will be building on the work we did last year and will be producing, promoting and sharing information to help people know their rights around voting and how to vote.

Project Blogs

  • multicoloured hands in the air

    Are you Ready to Vote?

    Posted March 1st 2017

    Today is #ReadyToVote day, as it is the first day you can register yourself to vote for the 2017 Scottish Council elections. The Scottish 2017 […]

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  • Scrabble tiles saying vote

    Vote and make your voice heard

    Posted January 20th 2017

    At the moment we are getting ourselves organised for the elections in May when we will be doing some work on making sure everyone feels […]

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  • A ballot box

    Who can vote this May?

    Posted March 10th 2017

    My husband and I moved to Scotland just as the Scottish referendum was about to happen. It seemed like everyone was deeply passionate about politics […]

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Certified Living Wage

Outside the Box is a certified living wage employer