Snapchat filter to boost young voters
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Snapchat filter in bid to boost young voter turnout

The Electoral Commission has teamed up with Snapchat to encourage young voters in Scotland to register for May's local government elections.

A voter registration geofilter has been created which reminds users to register before Monday 17th April.

The vote will be the first time 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in council elections.

Andy O'Neill, of the Electoral Commission Scotland, told BBC Scotland social media was a good way to reach younger voters.