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Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013

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17(1)An alteration in the register of electors under section 13A(2) (alteration of registers) or 56 (registration appeals) of the 1983 Act which is to take effect after the fifth day before the date of the referendum does not have effect for the purposes of the referendum.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), the following days are to be disregarded—

(a)a Saturday or Sunday,

(b)Christmas Eve or Christmas Day,

(c)a day which is a bank holiday in Scotland under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971,

(d)a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

(3)Section 13B(2) to (6) of the 1983 Act applies in relation to the referendum as it applies in relation to an election to which that section applies but as if—

(a)any reference to the appropriate publication date were a reference to the fifth day before the date of the referendum,

(b)any reference to the date of the poll at such an election were a reference to the date of the referendum,

(c)any reference to the relevant election area were a reference to the area for which the registration officer acts,

(d)any reference to the prescribed time on the day of the poll were a reference to 9pm on the date of the referendum,

(e)any reference to the issuing of a notice in the prescribed manner were a reference to the issuing of the notice in such manner and form as the registration officer may determine.

(4)Section 13BB of the 1983 Act applies in relation to the referendum as it applies in relation to an election mentioned in subsection (1)(b) of that section but as if—

(a)any reference to notice of such an election were a reference to notice of the referendum,

(b)any reference to the appropriate publication date for such an election were a reference to the fifth day before the date of the referendum,

(c)any reference to the issuing of a notice in the prescribed manner were a reference to the issuing of the notice in such manner and form as the registration officer may determine,

(d)subsection (2)(c) were omitted.

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