Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to reduce the voting age to 16 at elections for membership of the Scottish Parliament and local government elections; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

Scottish Government Bill

This Bill was Passed on 18 June 2015.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Devolution (Further Powers) Committee

Stage 1 Report by Devolution (Further Powers) Committee (2.3MB pdf)

Consideration by lead committee:

30 April 2015 (evidence)

14 May 2015 (evidence)

Link to Minute of Stage 1 proceedings

Link to Official Report of Stage 1 proceedings

Report by Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on Bill at Stage 1

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 24 July 2015.

Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015 asp 7

The following volume, published on 20 June 2016, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill: