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Wales Act 2014

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2(1)Where an Order under section 12(1) causes a referendum to be held which follows on from a youth franchise resolution, the Order must make provision about the registration of young voters.

(2)That provision must include—

(a)provision for the preparation and maintenance of a register of young voters;

(b)provision prohibiting the publication or other disclosure of that register, or any entry in it, except as provided by such an Order.

(3)Provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) may, in particular—

(a)apply or incorporate, with or without modifications, any enactment relating to referendums or elections;

(b)make other modifications of any enactment relating to referendums or elections.

(4)An Order under section 12(1) must make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision (if any) as appears to Her Majesty to be appropriate for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full effect to—

(a)any provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), or

(b)the entitlement of 16 and 17 year olds under paragraph 1(1) to vote in the referendum.

(5)Provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) may, in particular—

(a)make modifications of any enactment;

(b)make transitory, transitional or saving provision.

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(a), “enactment” includes the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013 (asp 13).

(7)For the purposes of this paragraph, “young voter” means a person who—

(a)will be aged 16 or 17 on the date of the poll at the referendum, and

(b)is not registered in the register of local government electors at an address within an Assembly constituency.

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