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Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

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6Access to election documents: contravention of regulations

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(1)A person who fails to comply with any condition imposed in pursuance of regulations under section 5 is guilty of an offence.

(2)A person—

(a)who is an appropriate supervisor of another person who fails to comply with such a condition, and

(b)who failed to take appropriate steps,

is guilty of an offence.

(3)The other person referred to in subsection (2)(a) is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if that person has complied with all the requirements imposed on that person by the appropriate supervisor.

(4)A person who does not have an appropriate supervisor is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if the person takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the person complies with the conditions.

(5)In subsections (2), (3) and (4)—

(a)an appropriate supervisor in relation to another person is a person who is a director of a company or concerned in the management of an organisation in which the other person is employed or under whose direction or control that person is,

(b)appropriate steps are such steps as it was reasonable for the appropriate supervisor to take to secure the operation of procedures designed to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, the occurrence of a failure to comply with the conditions.

(6)A person guilty of an offence as mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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