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Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015

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4Invitations to register: further provision for persons aged under 16

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(1)In relation to the registration of local government electors, the Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision about invitations to be given under section 9E(1) of the 1983 Act (invitations to apply for registration) to persons under the age of 16.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may, in particular, include provision—

(a)about the form and contents of invitations,

(b)about the giving of invitations (for example, about the manner in which they must be given or how often they must be given),

(c)requiring invitations to be accompanied by, or combined with, application forms or other documents (including partially completed application forms).

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) may confer functions on the Electoral Commission (for example, the Commission may be required to design an invitation).

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) may—

(a)make incidental, supplemental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision,

(b)modify any enactment.

(5)Before making regulations under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must consult the Electoral Commission.

(6)Regulations under subsection (1) are subject to the affirmative procedure.

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