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4(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order make provision as to—
(a)the election of persons as elected members,
(b)the matters mentioned in paragraph 8(a) and (b),
(c)the circumstances in which a person is disqualified from being an elected member and the effect of such disqualification.
(2)The provision which may be made under sub-paragraph (1)(a) includes, in particular, provision—
(a)about the conduct of elections for elected members,
(b)about the registration of electors and disregarding alterations in a register of electors,
(c)for the combination of polls at elections for elected members with polls at other elections,
(d)for determining the dates of the polls at elections for elected members (other than the first such election in relation to a National Park),
(e)for questioning the result of an election for elected members,
(f)applying, with or without modifications or exceptions, any provision made by or under any enactment relating to local government elections.
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