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Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2002

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4Revision of provisions relating to timing of elections

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(1)In subsection (3) of section 4 of the 1994 Act (which provides as to the duration of the terms of office of conveners and deputy conveners of councils), after “beyond” there is inserted “the day on which the poll is held at”.

(2)In subsection (4) of section 5 of the 1994 Act (which provides for the retiral of councillors on the day of ordinary elections), for “of” there is substituted “on which the poll is held at”.

(3)In section 43 of the 1983 Act

(a)in subsection (1), for “day of” there is substituted “day on which the poll is held at an”;

(b)in subsection (2), for “(Scotland) Act 1973” there is substituted “etc. (Scotland) Act 1994”;

(c)in subsection (3)—

(i)after “Where” there is inserted “the day on which the poll is held at”;

(ii)for “election” where secondly occurring, there is substituted “poll”; and

(iii)for “1973” there is substituted “1994”.

(4)In paragraph (d) of section 36 of the 1973 Act, for “date of” there is substituted “day on which the poll was held at”.

(5)In subsection (1) of section 37 of the 1973 Act, for “day of” there is substituted “day on which the poll is to be held at the”.

(6)The amendments made—

(a)by paragraphs (a) and (c)(i) and (ii) of subsection (3), and subsections (4) and (5), above are to be treated as always having had effect;

(b)by paragraphs (b) and (c)(iii) of subsection (3) above are to be treated as having had effect since the coming into force of section 5 (elections and terms of office of councillors) of the 1994 Act.

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