There is evidence that young people are under-represented in the electoral process (from getting on to the electoral register to voting). The council has an ongoing programme of events in schools throughout West Lothian with the aim of increasing participation in the electoral process.
The council undertakes a Democracy Challenge in secondary schools every year aimed at getting young people registered to vote.
The team involved in this initiative have been asked to give presentations at Electoral Commission and Scottish Government events. If you would like more information please contact the Elections Office in the first instance firstname.lastname@example.org.