Referendums (Scotland) Act 2020

1(1)A person (“A”) commits the offence of personation in the referendum if—S

(a)A votes in person or by post in the referendum as some other person, whether as a voter or as proxy, and whether that other person is living or dead or is a fictitious person, or

(b)A votes, as proxy, in person or by post in the referendum—

(i)for a person whom A knows or has reasonable grounds for supposing to be dead or to be a fictitious person, or

(ii)when A knows or has reasonable grounds for supposing that A's appointment as proxy is no longer in force.

(2)For the purposes of this paragraph, a person is deemed to have voted if the person—

(a)has applied for a ballot paper for the purpose of voting in person, or

(b)has marked, whether validly or not, and returned a ballot paper issued for the purpose of voting by post.

(3)A person commits a corrupt practice if the person commits the offence of personation in the referendum or aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission of that offence.