Elections 2021: What is voter turnout like in Linlithgow?

With voters choosing a new Scottish Parliament in the coming weeks, we've taken a look at what voter turnout was like in Linlithgow five years ago.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 1:00 pm
More postal votes are expected to be cast in this year's Scottish elections, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Electoral Commission data shows that at the last Scottish parliament election in 2016, 71,400 people in the Linlithgow constituency were eligible to vote, with 38,400 of them returning valid ballot papers. That was a turnout of 53.8 per cent, which was slightly lower than the Scotland average of 55.6 per cent at the last election.

Around 9,100 postal votes were included in the count, while 143 votes were rejected, which can occur if a paper is not marked properly or has been spoiled.

Including rejected votes, the ballot box turnout in Linlithgow that year was 54 per cent.