Following Scotland’s Referendum Vote

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Scotland’s five million residents will be faced with a defining decision for their country: Should Scotland be an independent country?

For the first time in the United Kingdom - and for this vote only - 16 and 17 year olds will be able to sign up to the electoral register and have a voice in this historic moment.

With under two weeks left until polling day, we want to help you stay up to date on all the latest news surrounding the vote.

That’s why we’ve launched the Google Elections site dedicated to the Scottish referendum.

Visit: where you’ll find news articles, Google+ Hangouts, and YouTube Videos on the upcoming vote as well as profiles of some of the key players.

Follow the politicians on Google+, join in the online Hangouts, and have your say on the dedicated online communities. Because this site is for you to stay informed on all the key issues and to allow you to interact with the people deciding your future.

Posted by Kate Sokolov, Google Politics & Elections Team