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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013

Register of Young Voters

Canvass form

18.Section 8 introduces schedule 2, which contains the form to be used in a canvass to ascertain persons entitled to be registered in the RYV. The form will be sent to occupiers of households in Scotland, and its return will be required if there is any young person resident at the address who will be eligible to vote in the referendum. Registration officers will use information from returned forms to make entries on the RYV, though individuals will also be able to apply to register separate from the canvass exercise.

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