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(1)There is established a committee to be known as the Electoral Management Board for Scotland.
(2)The Board has the general function of co-ordinating the administration of local government elections in Scotland.
(3)That function includes—
(a)assisting local authorities and other persons in carrying out their functions in relation to local government elections,
(b)promoting best practice in local government elections by providing information, advice or training (or otherwise).
(1)The Board is to have—
(a)a convener, who must be a returning officer,
(b)8 other members of whom—
(i)5 are to be returning or depute returning officers,
(ii)3 are to be electoral registration officers.
(2)The Scottish Ministers are to appoint the convener.
(3)The convener is to appoint the other members.
(4)When appointing members, the convener is to have regard to the desirability of the membership taken as a whole having a broad range of experience in relation to different local authority areas (including different kinds of areas) throughout Scotland.
(1)A person is to be appointed to the Board for a period of 4 years.
(2)A person may be reappointed to the Board (once or more).
(1)It is for the Board to regulate its own procedure (and quorum).
(2)The convener may (with the agreement of the other members of the Board) invite a person to attend a meeting of the Board for the purpose of providing advice or otherwise assisting the Board in carrying out its functions.
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