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Why Vote?

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Updated 3 months ago

1. Slide
60 seconds
Why vote?
2. Word cloud
30 seconds
What are some words or ideas that come to mind when you think about voting in elections?
3. Open question
210 seconds
Why do you think it is important for people to exercise their right to vote?
4. Personalised Feedback
240 seconds
Why should people vote?
5. Personalised Feedback
360 seconds
Why might people choose not to vote?
6. Drawings
330 seconds
Create a drawing illustrating two reasons why you think people choose not to vote in elections.
7. Slide
60 seconds
8. Word cloud
60 seconds
Think of 3 reasons why people might decide not to vote.
9. Poll
60 seconds
Why do you think people don't vote?
  • They don't HAVE to vote if they don't want to
  • A lack of representation may make people not see the point
  • They might want to vote but don't understand how to do
  • All of these reasons
10. Slide
60 seconds
Using the notes in the next 3 slides, create 3 PEE chains
11. Slide
60 seconds
P -Some people don’t vote because they don’t feel represented. E- Many young people, women and minorities look at the lack of representation in the Scottish Parliament and don’t see people like them so think “why bother”. E- For example, only 45% of MSPs are women.
Lack of Representation
12. Slide
60 seconds
They might not understand how to
P- Some people may not vote because they don’t understand how too. E - The additional member system is quite complicated which might put people off voting or they might make mistakes. E - For example, with AMS you have two votes – one for a person in the constituency and one for the party in the region.
13. Slide
60 seconds
They don't HAVE to vote
Some people don’t vote because they don’t have too. Though almost everyone has the right to vote in Scotland because it is a democracy many people might choose not to vote. For example, turnout for the Scottish Parliament is on average around 50% since 1999 which is low.
14. Slide
60 seconds
Watch the video on the screen and then complete the task on the next slide:
15. Open question
390 seconds
Explain how AMS works in Scotland.
16. Slide
60 seconds
Use your Chromebook to research. HINT - look up mandatory voting the 5050 project issues with AMS
In your jotter write down a solution for each of the reasons why people don't vote.
17. Poll
30 seconds
How confident are you with the content?
  • Very confident ✅
  • Somewhat confident 🤔
  • Need more practice 📚
  • Confused, need help 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • Completely lost 😫

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