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The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2002

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Lost ballot papers

34.—(1) Where an elector has not received his ballot paper by the third day before the day of the poll, he may apply (whether or not in person) to the returning officer for a replacement ballot paper.

(2) Such an application shall include evidence of the elector’s identity.

(3) Where the application is received by the returning officer before 5.00 p.m. on the day before the day of the poll and the returning officer–

(a)is satisfied as to the elector’s identity; and

(b)has no reason to doubt that the elector did not receive the original ballot paper,

he shall issue another ballot paper;

(4) The returning officer shall enter in a list kept for the purpose (“the list of lost ballot papers”)–

(a)the name and number of the elector as stated in the register; and

(b)the number of the lost ballot paper and of its replacement issued under this article.

(5) Articles 18, 23 and 26 above shall apply to the issue of a replacement ballot paper under paragraph (3) above as they apply to any ballot paper.

(6) Where an elector applies in person, the returning officer may hand a replacement ballot paper to him or her instead of delivering it in accordance with articles 26 and 32 above.

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