Gala drop-in event for young and first-time voters

Michael Moore in Brussels
Michael Moore in Brussels

Borders MP Michael Moore is encouraging young people and first-time voters to make sure their voice is heard.

The referendum is the first UK poll in which 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to vote.

On Saturday (August 23), Scottish Borders Council is holding a drop-in session for first-time voters in Galashiels, Market Square, from 11am-4pm, where advice about registering to vote will be given.

Ahead of the drop-in session, Mr Moore said: “Voting matters – and arguably more so in the referendum than at any other time.

“Over the last few months, I have been travelling around the Borders visiting young people in schools and colleges to discuss and debate the issues surrounding independence.

“I have been very impressed by the high level of engagement from young people here in the Borders. They have asked a range of questions and shown a clear understanding of all of the relevant issues.

“I urge everyone, including first-time voters, to have their say on this momentous decision.”