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Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

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Reorganisation of local registration servicesS

37Registration districts and authoritiesS

(1)The 1965 Act is amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (6).

(2)For section 5 (registration districts and authorities) there is substituted—

5Registration districts and local registration authorities

(1)For the purposes of this Act, the area of each local authority shall be a registration district.

(2)There shall be a local registration authority for each registration district.

(3)The local registration authority for a registration district shall be the local authority whose area comprises that district..

(3)Section 6 (alteration of registration districts) is repealed.

(4)In section 7 (senior and district registrars and other staff)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “each registration district in their area” there is substituted “ their registration district ”;

(b)in subsection (1)(a), for “any registration district in their area” there is substituted “ their registration district ”;

(c)in subsection (1)(c), for “any registration district in their area” there is substituted “ their registration district ”;

(d)in subsection (8), for “any”, where first occurring, there is substituted “ their ”; and

(e)in subsection (11)(a), the words “or in a scheme under the last foregoing section” and “or of any such scheme” are repealed.

(5)In section 8 (registration offices)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “each registration district in their area” there is substituted “ their registration district ”; and

(b)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “each registration district in their area” there is substituted “ their registration district ”;

(ii)for “the office” there is substituted “ those premises ”; and

(iii)for “the last foregoing subsection” there is substituted “ subsection (3) above ”.

(6)In section 9(1) (provision of area repositories), for “area” there is substituted “ registration district ”.

38Registration offices: opening timesS

In section 8 of the 1965 Act (attendance of district registrar at registration office), after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)Different days and different hours may be fixed under subsection (3) above for each of the premises provided and maintained by the local registration authority as part of the registration office..

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