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The Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015

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Modification of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998

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4.—(1) In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, Section B3 (specific reservations: elections) is amended as follows.

(2) Before the interpretation provision insert—

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The reduction of the minimum voting age to 16 at elections to the Parliament and local government elections.

The registration of electors, in order to give effect to provision reducing the minimum voting age at those elections to 16, including—

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disregarding alterations in a register of electors,

(b)

the content of a register and the effect of registration, and

(c)

supplying or otherwise dealing with a register,

but not including the use of the digital service for applications for registration or for verifying information contained in applications for registration...

(3) At the end of the interpretation provision insert—

“Digital service” has the meaning given by regulation 3(1) of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001, as that regulation had effect on the date on which the Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/692) came into force..

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