Introduction

The voting process has been summarised in the weekend 6 report and will be outlined in detail in the final Assembly report. The results from each of the voting rounds in Weekend 6 are presented below.    

Round 1: Vote on alternative wording of some elements

Points to note:

  • 96 members took part in the Round 1 vote (via an online survey).
  • Alternative text wording options were voted on for 11 elements of the proposed vision.

 

The results of the alternative text voting are here

Round 2: Vote on support for each of the 18 elements of the vision statement

Points to note:

  • 91 members took part in the Round 2 vote (via an online survey).
  • 18 elements were voted on.
  • 5 elements reached 90% and were included in the proposed vision statement, 4 elements reached less than 85% and were not included in the vision statement. 8 elements reached  85-89%[1] and were put forward for the review process and put to a further Round 3 vote for inclusion in the vision statement.  Due to a technical error, one additional element[2] which reached less than 85% was put forward to the review process and voted on in Round 3.  
  • The threshold for consensus on an element was 90% of those who expressed a preference, therefore the percentages in results tables do not include the No Preference responses. The difference between the ‘total’ number of responses and the ‘answered’ responses is the number of No Preferences to the question.

The results in support of each of the 18 elements of the vision are here

 

[1] Given the limited time available only those statements that were close to the threshold were able to be submitted for a review process.

[2] Scotland should be a country where we encourage and support everyone to reach their full potential. By encouraging resilience and supporting everyone in their skills and interests, promoting a positive attitude by adapting the way we educate. Focus on celebrating a variety of ideas and strengths including life and vocational skills, apprenticeships and hands-on experience. Provide fair and equality-driven opportunities for everyone, it's about the whole community working together to educate society for our future.

Round 3: Vote on amended wording of ‘near miss’ elements from Round 2

Points to note:

  • 89 members took part in the Round 3 vote (via an online survey).
  • 9 ‘near miss’ elements were voted on.
  • 5 elements reached 90% or more and were included in the vision statement.
  • 4 elements were under 90% and were not included in the vision statement.
  • The threshold for consensus on an element was 90% of those who expressed a preference, therefore the percentages in results tables do not include the No Preference responses. The difference between the ‘total’ number responses and the ‘answered’ responses is the number of No Preferences to the question.
  • Due to a technical error, 27 respondents did not see or vote on one element[1] and among those who could place their vote, it did not pass the consensus threshold of 90%. Members may be asked to undertake a separate vote on this statement to determine whether the element should be added to the vision statement.
  • Due to a technical error, the Round 2 wording of one element[2] was also included in the Round 3 vote, instead of the amended wording[3] created by a review group. The Round 2 wording achieved 90% consensus in the Round 3 vote. As the wording was very similar, the Round 2 wording has been included in the vision statement. 

 

The results are here

 

[1] Scotland should be an inclusive country where everyone feels safe, valued and respected, where we all have personal responsibility to treat each other with kindness, looking after the most vulnerable in our communities.

[2]  Scotland should be a country where all taxes are simplified and made more proportionate so that everyone is taxed accordingly; taxation is transparent and understandable; measures are introduced to minimise tax avoidance; and companies are incentivised to adopt green values.

[3] Scotland should be a country where all taxes must be proportionate and simplified so that taxation is understandable and companies are incentivised to adopt green values. To ensure accountability, measures must be introduced to minimise tax avoidance.

Round 4: Vote on support for the proposed vision statement (comprised of 10 elements)

Points to note:

  • 89 members of the Assembly voted in this poll which took place as a live Zoom poll.
  • The vision statement, as outlined in the weekend report, which comprises the 10 elements which had individually reached 90% consensus, were read out to members prior to the vote.
  • A final round of voting took place to seek agreement on whether the vision statement should be adopted by the Assembly.
  • 97% of respondents voted that the vision statement should be adopted by the Assembly[1]

The vision statement as developed by members today should be adopted by the Assembly

The results are as follows:

 

Response

Number

Percentage

Yes

86

97%

No

3

3%

Total

89

100%

 

 


[1] This figure is to be updated with 3 telephone responses.