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Publication - Consultation Paper

Consultation on a draft referendum bill - easy read summary

Published: 29 Nov 2016
Part of:
Constitution and democracy
ISBN:
9781786526335

An easy read summary of the consultation on a draft referendum bill published in October 2016.

7 page PDF

125.7kB

7 page PDF

125.7kB

Contents
Consultation on a draft referendum bill - easy read summary
Changes to rules on campaigning

7 page PDF

125.7kB

Changes to rules on campaigning

Trying to get people to vote yes or no is called campaigning. There are rules to make sure that campaigning is done fairly and properly.

These rules would be mostly the same as used in 2014 for the last independence referendum but the Scottish Government suggests some changes. Anyone who will be in charge of spending money on campaigning for an organisation must register first with the Electoral Commission.

Any person or organisation wanting to spend £10,000 on campaigning for a yes or no vote would need to register with the Electoral Commission. The rules set out different spending limits.

No public money would be given to anyone wanting to campaign.

Question 3: What are your views on these suggested changes to the rules about campaign spending?

Question 4: What are your views on the suggested changes to rules on campaign spending?

Question 5: What are your views on the suggested changes to rules about campaign expenses?


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