4.2 million Scottish people are voting to decide their independence from United Kingdom
Monitoring Desk: 4.2 million Scottish people are voting to decide their independence from United Kingdom. Heavy turnout is expected as Scottish Independence referendum is taking place today to decide whether people of Scotland want to stay in the 307-year-union with the rest of the UK or become independent.
According to RT Russia, the turnout is expected to be massive. As many as 4,285,323 people have registered to vote by the September 2 deadline. The referendum is outcome of an agreement between the Scottish and the United Kingdom governments that is called “the Scottish independence Referendum Bill”. The bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 November 2013 and received Royal Assent on 17 December 2013.
The referendum question, as recommended by the Electoral Commission is “Should Scotland be an independent country?” – voters can answer only Yes or No.