Jun 27, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Young Scots will be able to vote in next year’s independence referendum. Scotland’s Parliament has voted to allow 16 and 17 year olds to cast their ballots. A government minister says young people have a significant stake in Scotland’s future and it is only right they should have a say. The referendum is on September 18th 2014. It will ask Scots whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country. Scotland’s governing Scottish National Party supports independence. The opposition Labour and Conservative parties oppose it.