Register to vote ahead of 2023 referendum

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is backing a drive to encourage people in Scotland to register to vote ahead of the 2023 referendum.

The Referendum Bill, published last month, outlines that the franchise will include qualifying foreign nationals and sets the referendum date for 19th October 2023. 

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:

“Democracy was one of the guiding principles when the First Minister announced the date for the referendum which marked the beginning of an invigorating time in Scottish politics.

“The importance of registering to vote ahead of the independence referendum cannot be overstated – this is the opportunity for Scots to have their voices heard and decide their constitutional future.“Over the coming weeks and months, the SNP will detail our arguments and make the case for Scotland to get rid of Westminster control and Tory governments we haven’t voted for since the 1950s.

“The case for a referendum is now as much a Scottish democracy movement as a Scottish independence movement.

“And with the starting gun fired on the independence campaign, now is the time to prepare – and that starts with registering to vote in this historic democratic event.”

Voters can register online at