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(1)The following provisions apply for the purposes of the interpretation of sections 5 and 6 and this section.
(2)The proper officer in relation to an election is such officer of the local authority in whose area the election is held as is appointed by the local authority for the purposes of those sections.
(3)The relevant election documents are such documents relating to the election as the proper officer is required by or under any enactment to retain for any period except—
(b)completed corresponding number lists,
(c)certificates as to employment on the day of the election.
(4)A party is a registered party if it is registered for the purposes of Part 2 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41).
(5)The marked copy of the register is a copy of the register of electors marked in the prescribed manner.
(6)The marked copy of the list of proxies is a copy of that list marked in the prescribed manner.
(7)The marked copy of the postal voters list or the proxy postal voters list is a copy of that list marked in the prescribed manner.
(8)The completed corresponding number list is a list prepared and completed in the prescribed manner.
(9)In this section “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Scottish Ministers.
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