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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013

Register of Young Voters

Application of enactments relating to registration

14.Section 6 introduces schedule 1, which applies to the RYV (with modifications where appropriate) the registration arrangements that exist under existing legislation in relation to the local government electoral register.

15.Part 1 of schedule 1 makes some general modifications, such as to provide that any reference to the register of local government electors is to be read as a reference to the RYV. Part 2 applies provisions from the 1983 Act, and Part 3 applies provisions from the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001. Part 4 applies any act of sederunt that determines the composition of the Registration Appeal Court. A summary of the effect of the provisions that the Act applies is set out at paragraphs 25 to 65 of these Explanatory Notes.

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