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Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Part 1: Electoral Administration

      1. Performance of local authorities in relation to elections etc.

        1. Section 1 Setting of performance standards

        2. Section 2 Returns and reports on performance standards

        3. Section 3 Provision of information about expenditure on elections

        4. Section 4 Correction of procedural errors

      2. Access to election documents

        1. Section 5 Access to election documents

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

        3. Section 7 Access to election documents: supplementary

      3. Observers

        1. Section 8 Observers: individuals

        2. Section 9 Observers: organisations

        3. Section 10 Attendance of observers

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

      4. False information

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

        2. Section 13 False information in nomination papers etc.

      5. Offences relating to voting

        1. Section 14 Undue influence

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

      6. Election expenses

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

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

        3. Section 18 Financial limits applying to candidates’ election expenses

        4. Section 19 Return as to election expenses

      7. Anonymous entries

        1. Section 20 Anonymous registration: miscellaneous amendments

      8. Personal identifiers

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

        2. Section 22 Provision of fresh signatures

        3. Section 23 Disclosure of personal identifiers

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

      9. Photographs on ballot papers: piloting

        1. Section 25 Photographs on ballot papers: piloting

      10. Encouraging electoral participation

        1. Section 26 Encouraging electoral participation

      11. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 27 Tendered votes in certain circumstances

        2. Section 28 Election campaign and proceedings: miscellaneous amendments

        3. Section 29 Details to appear on election publications

        4. Section 30 Repeal of reference to Maundy Thursday

        5. Section 31 Translations etc. of certain documents

        6. Section 32 Certain voters entitled to vote in person

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

        8. Section 34 Miscellaneous amendments

      12. General

        1. Section 35Part 1: minor and consequential modifications

        2. Section 36 Interpretation of Part 1

    2. Part 2: Registration Services

      1. Introduction

      2. Reorganisation of local registration services

        1. Section 37 Registration districts and authorities

        2. Section 38 Registration offices: opening times

      3. Registration of births and deaths

        1. Section 39 Registration of births

        2. Section 40 Registration of still-births

        3. Section 41 Re-registration of births

        4. Section 42 Registration of deaths

      4. Registration information

        1. Section 43 Registers kept by district registrars

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

        3. Section 45 Correction of errors in registers

        4. Section 46 Recording change of name or surname

      5. Other amendments of the 1965 Act

        1. Section 47 Other amendments of the 1965 Act

      6. Marriages and civil partnerships: procedure

        1. Section 48 Marriage procedure: marriages at sea

        2. Section 49 Marriage procedure: miscellaneous amendments

        3. Section 50 Marriage procedure: electronic communications

        4. Section 51 Civil partnership procedure: registrations at sea

        5. Section 52 Civil partnership procedure: miscellaneous amendments

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

      7. Recording of events relating to persons outwith Scotland

        1. Section 54 Recording of certain events in Book of Scottish connections

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

      8. Other provisions about information held by Registrar General

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

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

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

        4. Section 59Part 2: minor and consequential modifications

        5. Section 60 Interpretation of Part 2

  3. The Act – Part 3: General

    1. Section 61 Orders and regulations

    2. Section 62 Ancillary provision

    3. Section 63 Short title and commencement

  4. Parliamentary History

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