I know it’s meant to be the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and everything but having election or referendum days on a working day is just stupid.
Say, “Right we need to have this referendum in September, ‘cause of the anniversary right, but we also want as many…
So why is the vote in September then?
And people who have jobs and kids might not think that 7-10 on a work day is plenty of time.
It’s in September because it’s in September. it could of been October. It wasn’t. September was just the date chosen. Why are General Elections in May? Why does America Vote in Novembers?
Vote’s aren’t done over the summer because Governments tend not to sit then. So any results won’t be acted on for maybe months.
Though I believe September was chosen because it gives a good time frame from now till the Scottish Elections in 2016 to negotiate Independence, should there be a Yes Vote.
As for 7am-10pm. That’s the same for all votes. Would you prefer not to have democracy at all? Polling Booths have to open sometime, and they have to close at sometime too, just so the Votes can be counted.
I fail to see how 15 hours is not ample time to try and get to a polling station if you are wishing to vote. And if people are really that pressed in their day to day life, they can choose to have a postal vote, or Proxy.