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Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015

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3.The Act covers a range of issues associated with lowering the voting age at Scottish elections, set out under the following headings:

  • reduction of voting age (section 1);

  • registration of electors (sections 2 to 12);

  • protection of information (sections 13 to 15);

  • proxies (section 16);

  • awareness and assistance (section 17);

  • transitional provision (section 18); and

  • general (sections 19 to 22).

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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