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Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013


11.Section 2 provides that details of who can vote in the referendum are as contained in the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013.

12.Section 3 amends the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013 to provide a mechanism for eligible children of those with a service qualification to register to vote in the referendum via a service declaration of their own. Such individuals will be added to the register of young voters for the area in Scotland given as their Scottish address in the declaration. It also amends the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013 to ensure, in relation to declarations on local connection made under section 7A of that Act, that the Scottish address is regarded as meeting all relevant residence requirements.

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