Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:34

Voters in Scotland will be going to the polls in a few hours to decide whether their country should continue to be part of the United Kingdom, or become an independent nation. Scot Free... Without incurring payment, or escaping without punishment. Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, a historically high turnout is expected.
Ballots will be cast at nearly three thousand polling places across the country between 07:00 and 22:00 on GMT Thursday.The official count is expected on Friday. Votes will be counted in each of Scotland's 32 local authority areas.

These will include votes cast from the 789,024 postal vote applications, which was the largest volume of registration for postal votes ever in Scotland. The term Great Scott is an exclamation of surprise, of amazement, or dismay. As a distinctive but inoffensive exclamation, it has been widely used as a catchphrase in popular fiction. Time will tell is this turns into fact. Scots will soon vote on fate of their United Kingdom, along with the future of a US nuclear strategic base and this colorful flag as we know it.

Divided, Scots prepare to vote on fate of the United Kingdom