Scottish independence referendum organisers praised

Picture: John Devlin
Picture: John Devlin
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The independence referendum was organised to a high standard according to a new report by the Electoral Commission has stated.

A total of 94 per cent of people who cast their vote at a polling station and 98 per cent of people who voted by post said they were satisfied with the way the referendum was conducted.

The commission also found that of those who reported voting at the referendum, 10 per cent claimed to have voted for the first time.

John McCormick, Electoral Commissioner for Scotland, said: “On almost every measure of participation the referendum exceeded anything we have seen before and people overwhelmingly said they found the experience of voting positive.

“This is thanks to the commitment and hard work of those running the referendum, but it also provides a lesson in how to legislate and plan for referendums that policy makers across the UK should learn from.”

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