Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Local government elections

    1. Performance of returning officers in relation to elections etc.

      1. 1.Setting of performance standards

      2. 2.Returns and reports on performance standards

      3. 3.Provision of information about expenditure on elections

      4. 4.Correction of procedural errors

    2. Access to election documents

      1. 5.Access to election documents

      2. 6.Access to election documents: contravention of regulations

      3. 7.Access to election documents: supplementary

    3. Observers

      1. 8.Observers: individuals

      2. 9.Observers: organisations

      3. 10.Attendance of observers

      4. 11.Code of practice on attendance of observers at elections etc.

    4. False information

      1. 12.False information in applications relating to absent voting

      2. 13.False information in nomination papers etc.

    5. Offences relating to voting

      1. 14.Undue influence

      2. 15.Offences relating to applications for postal and proxy votes

    6. Election expenses

      1. 16.Prohibition of expenses not authorised by election agent

      2. 17.Meaning of election expenses for the purposes of the 1983 Act

      3. 18.Financial limits applying to candidates' election expenses

      4. 19.Return as to election expenses

    7. Anonymous entries

      1. 20.Anonymous registration: miscellaneous amendments

    8. Personal identifiers

      1. 21.Absent vote applications: provision of personal identifiers

      2. 22.Provision of fresh signatures

      3. 23.Disclosure of personal identifiers

      4. 24.Power to require existing absent voters to provide personal identifiers

    9. Photographs on ballot papers: piloting

      1. 25.Photographs on ballot papers: piloting

    10. Encouraging electoral participation

      1. 26.Encouraging electoral participation

    11. Miscellaneous

      1. 27.Tendered votes in certain circumstances

      2. 28.Election campaigns and proceedings: miscellaneous amendments

      3. 29.Details to appear on election publications

      4. 30.Repeal of reference to Maundy Thursday

      5. 31.Translations etc. of certain documents

      6. 32.Certain voters entitled to vote in person

      7. 33.Power to make regulations as to preparation of special lists and records etc.

      8. 34.Miscellaneous amendments

    12. General

      1. 35.Part 1: minor and consequential modifications

      2. 36.Interpretation of Part 1

  3. Part 2 Registration services

    1. Reorganisation of local registration services

      1. 37.Registration districts and authorities

      2. 38.Registration offices: opening times

    2. Registration of births and deaths

      1. 39.Registration of births

      2. 40.Registration of still-births

      3. 41.Re-registration of births

      4. 42.Registration of deaths

    3. Registration information

      1. 43.Registers kept by district registrars

      2. 44.Indexing of registers and provision of registration information

      3. 45.Correction of errors in registers

      4. 46.Recording change of name or surname

    4. Other amendments of the 1965 Act

      1. 47.Other amendments of the 1965 Act

    5. Marriages and civil partnerships: procedure

      1. 48.Marriage procedure: marriages at sea

      2. 49.Marriage procedure: miscellaneous amendments

      3. 50.Marriage procedure: electronic communications

      4. 51.Civil partnership procedure: registrations at sea

      5. 52.Civil partnership procedure: miscellaneous amendments

      6. 53.Provision of information about civil partnerships for certain purposes: fees

    6. Recording of events relating to persons outwith Scotland

      1. 54.Recording of certain events in Book of Scottish Connections

      2. 55.Keeping of, and access to, the Book of Scottish Connections

    7. Other provisions about information held by Registrar General

      1. 56.Provision of registration information to public bodies and office-holders

      2. 57.Keeping of central register for health and local authority purposes

      3. 58.Issuing of other material kept or held by Registrar General

    8. General

      1. 59. Part 2: minor and consequential modifications

      2. 60.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 3 General

    1. 61.Orders and regulations

    2. 62.Ancillary provision

    3. 63.Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Schedule to be inserted before Schedule 5 to the 1983 Act

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Part 1: minor and consequential modifications

      1. Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

        1. 1.The 1983 Act is amended as follows.

        2. 2.In section 66(1) (requirement of secrecy), before “shall”, where first...

        3. 3.In section 73(5)(d) (payment of expenses through election agent), for...

        4. 4.In section 74A (expenses which may be paid otherwise than...

        5. 5.In section 76A(2) (application of power to vary provisions about...

        6. 6.In section 81 (return as to election expenses)—

        7. 7.In section 89 (inspection of returns and declarations)—

        8. 8.In section 90C(2) (property, goods, services etc. provided free of...

        9. 9.In section 118 (interpretation of Part 2), in the definition...

        10. 10.In section 129(7)(b) (time for presentation or amendment of petition...

        11. 11.In section 168(1)(a)(i) (prosecution for corrupt practices), before “above” insert...

        12. 12.In section 179 (offences by associations), after “section 110” insert...

        13. 13.The amendments made by paragraphs 3, 4, 6(b), 8 and...

      2. Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2002 (asp 1)

        1. 14.In section 5(4) of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act...