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Scotland: Migrants and asylum-seekers to be granted right to vote

The Scottish government has confirmed its intention to extend the right to vote to include all non-British citizens living in Scotland. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joe FitzPatrick said that all people in Scotland, “wherever they come from,” should be able to vote.

Currently, only British, Irish, or Commonwealth citizens over the age of 16 can vote in Scottish and local elections.
The Minister added that this extension will include asylum-seekers living in Scotland as well.

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