The Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment Order 2012

Amendment of the Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2011

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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”.