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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Scottish Statutory Instrument: The Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment Order 2012 No. 60
2.—(1) The Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2011(1) is amended as follows.
(2) In article 5 (amendments)—
(a)after paragraph (2)(a), insert—
“(aa)in regulation 8 (notification of the requirement of secrecy), for “section 66(4) and (6) of the Representation of the People Act 1983” substitute “rule 27””; and
(b)in paragraph (3)(a) for “paragraph (1)” substitute “paragraph (2)”.
(3) In rule 61 of Schedule 1 (publication of voting information)—
(a)in paragraph (1), for “paragraphs (2) and (4)” substitute “paragraph (2)”;
(b)in paragraph (2), omit sub-paragraphs (b) to (e);
(c)after paragraph (2) insert—
“(2A) For the purposes of this rule, all postal ballot papers cast in a ward must be treated as if cast at a further polling station in that ward.”;
(d)omit paragraphs (4) and (5); and
(e)in paragraph (7) omit “and the postal ballot information”.
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