And forward of this “historic democratic occasion”, SNP bosses launched a brand new marketing campaign to encourage as many individuals as potential to enroll to vote.
In 2014, nearly 85% of all those that had been registered to vote had their say within the referendum – which noticed the nation decide to remain within the UK.
And SNP president Mike Russell insisted that the significance of registering to participate within the subsequent referendum “can’t be overstated”.
Mr Russell stated: “Democracy is without doubt one of the guiding ideas within the First Minister’s announcement this week, which marks the start of an invigorating time in Scottish politics.
“The significance of registering to vote forward of the independence referendum can’t be overstated – that is the chance for Scots to have their voices heard and determine their constitutional future.”
The previous Scottish Authorities structure secretary added: “Over the approaching weeks and months, the SNP will element our arguments and make the case for Scotland to eliminate Westminster management and Tory governments we’ve not voted for because the Fifties.”
However he additionally said: “The case for a referendum is now as a lot a Scottish democracy motion as a Scottish independence motion.
“And with the beginning gun fired on the independence marketing campaign, now could be the time to organize – and that begins with registering to vote on this historic democratic occasion.”
On the earlier referendum on Scottish independence, voting turnout was excessive, with greater than 84 p.c of registered voters hitting the polls.
In the meantime, the UK Supreme Courtroom has been requested to think about if the Scottish authorities has the ability to carry a consultative referendum on independence with out Westminster’s consent.
If the court docket guidelines towards the federal government, Ms Sturgeon has vowed to make use of the subsequent UK normal election as a ‘de-facto referendum’ on the difficulty of independence.