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Scottland lowered its voting age to 16 years-old for their referendum on whether to be independent or remain part of the United Kingdom.

Many assumed that the teens would vote for Scottland’s independence.

Scotland’s government decided two years ago that the voting age would be lowered from 18 to 16 for this referendum.  It was thought that a majority of the newest and youngest voters would help the independence campaign.

A survey of Scottish teens found that they were less likely than adults to vote for independence from the United Kingdom aka Great Britain.

Turnout for the historic vote was huge with more than 80-percent of eligible voters casting ballots.

When votes were all counted, it shows Scotland will continue to be part of the United Kingdom.