04/30/2013 12:24 EDT | Updated 06/30/2013 05:12 EDT

Legislation would allow Elections Nova Scotia to seek teen student information

HALIFAX - Elections Nova Scotia would ask school board for information on 16- and 17-year-olds under proposed amendments to the Elections Act.

The province's assistant chief electoral officer says the agency would ask for basic information, such as names, dates of birth and residential addresses, to help boost electoral registration.

Peter Gzowski says the biggest gap in identifying potential voters is the age group under 25.

He says it's harder to track the information once someone turns 18 and begins to move around for work or school.

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