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Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

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24Power to require existing absent voters to provide personal identifiers

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision—

(a)enabling the registration officer, in such circumstances as may be prescribed in the regulations, to require an existing absent voter to provide the officer with the voter’s signature and date of birth,

(b)as to the consequences of such a voter refusing or failing, in such circumstances as may be so prescribed, to comply with such a requirement.

(2)The references in subsection (1) to an existing absent voter are references to a person granted, before section 21 came into force, an application to which that section would have applied had it been in force at the time the application was made.

(3)Subsection (6) of section 21 applies in relation to persons who have complied with a requirement imposed by virtue of subsection (1) of this section as it applies in relation to persons granted applications to which that section applies.

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