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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013

Register of Young Voters

Register of young voters not to be published

19.Section 9 prohibits EROs and their staff from publishing the RYV, or from disclosing information contained in it, except as necessary to persons who need the information to carry out registration functions, for the purposes of an independence referendum (in accordance with the terms of the legislation providing for such a referendum), or for the purposes of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings relating to an offence in relation to the referendum. However, section 9(5) enables an individual registered in the RYV to obtain details of their own entry.

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