Great Scot! Teens embrace chance to have say in Scotland's independence vote, want more rights

September 20, 2014 1:50 PM

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Great Scot! Teens embrace chance to have say in Scotland's independence vote, want more rights

A school boy walks past a YES vote poster as he arrives at a polling station to vote in the Scottish Referendum in Peebles, Scotland,Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can vote in the referendum. (AP Photo/David Cheskin) (The Associated Press)

EDINBURGH, Scotland – They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders — and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand.

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