HC Deb 12 February 1979 vol 962 cc435-6W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance he has issued to returning officers as to the propriety of a person voting twice in the referendum, if that person's name is entered in more than one electoral roll, and of a person inciting others whose names are entered on more than one electoral roll to vote twice in the referendum.

Mr. Harry Ewing:

The memorandum of guidance on the Scotland Act (Referendum) Order issued to returning officers by my Department drew attention to the fact that section 48 of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1949, which makes it an offence for a person to vote twice, applies equally to the referendum.

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