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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013

Register of Young Voters

Register of Young Voters

11.Section 4 requires each Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) in Scotland to create and maintain a register for their area, to be known as the register of young voters (“RYV”). Each entry on the RYV must include the individual’s name, date of birth, qualifying address (with limited exceptions) and voter number. Provision is made for voters to register anonymously, in line with arrangements that allow anonymous registration in the local government electoral register in particular circumstances.

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