Should Scottish prisoners be allowed to vote in the Independence referendum?

Posted by: Zylorarchy

  • Yes

  • No

57% 4 votes
43% 3 votes
  • Only if it's a minor crime e.g. shoplifting which they have a short sentence for and a none repeat offender.

  • No! I am absolutely against prisoners voting in this referendum (and in elections for that matter in Scotland and the UK). Why should you be allowed to vote on a State matter when you have committed an offence against that State? I am pro-EU, but I am glad the UK and Scotland have taken a stand against prisoner voting, and I am glad the appeal to vote in this referendum was rejected.

  • Many U.S states don't even allow felons to vote after they're out. I don't blame them.

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Zylorarchy says2014-07-09T11:01:48.4566635-05:00
My apologies, I was at error when I wrote "Pro-EU". I forgot the EU does NOT legislate on the European Convention rights, but the Council of Europe does so (European Court of Human Rights) does instead.

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