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Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015

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13Protection of information about persons aged under 16

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(1)A registration officer must not publish, supply or otherwise disclose a young person’s information, except in accordance with—

(a)section 14, or

(b)regulations under section 15.

(2)In this section and sections 14 and 15—

(a)“a young person’s information” means any entry in—

(i)the register of local government electors, or

(ii)an absent voters record or list,

relating to a person who, at the time of the publication, supply or other disclosure, is under the age of 16, and “young person” is to be construed accordingly,

(b)references to the register of local government electors include references to any notice of an alteration in the register under section 13A(2), 13AB(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of the 1983 Act,

(c)“absent voters record or list” means the following, so far as relating to local government elections—

(i)a record kept under paragraph 3(4) or 7(6) of Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 (absent voting),

(ii)a list kept under paragraph 5 or 7(8) of that Schedule, and

(d)“registration officer” includes—

(i)a deputy of a registration officer,

(ii)a person appointed to assist a registration officer in the carrying out of the registration officer’s functions, and

(iii)a person, in the course of the person’s employment, assisting a registration officer in the carrying out of those functions.

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