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The Scottish Local Government Elections Rules 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Revocations

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.Local government elections rules

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REVOCATIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS RULES

      RULES FOR CONDUCT OF A SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION WHERE THE POLL IS NOT TAKEN TOGETHER WITH THE POLL AT ANOTHER ELECTION

      1. PART I PROVISIONS AS TO TIME

        1. 1.Timetable

        2. 2.Computation of time

      2. PART II STAGES COMMON TO CONTESTED AND UNCONTESTED ELECTIONS

        1. Notice of election

          1. 3.Notice of election

        2. Nomination

          1. 4.Nomination of candidates

          2. 5.Consent to nomination

          3. 6.Subscription of nomination paper

          4. 7.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

          5. 8.Withdrawal of candidates

          6. 9.Nomination in more than one electoral ward

          7. 10.Inspection of nomination papers

          8. 11.Method of election and notice of uncontested election

      3. PART III CONTESTED ELECTIONS

        1. General Provisions

          1. 12.Poll to be taken by ballot

          2. 13.The ballot papers

          3. 14.The official mark

          4. 15.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

          5. 16.Use of schools and public rooms

        2. Action to be taken before the poll

          1. 17.Notice of poll

          2. 18.Postal ballot papers

          3. 19.Provision of polling stations

          4. 20.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

          5. 21.Issue of official poll cards and notifications

          6. 22.Equipment of polling stations

          7. 23.Appointment of polling and counting agents

          8. 24.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        3. The poll

          1. 25.Admission to polling station

          2. 26.Keeping of order in station

          3. 27.Sealing of ballot boxes

          4. 28.Questions to be put to voters

          5. 29.Challenge of voter

          6. 30.Voting procedure

          7. 31.Votes marked by presiding officer

          8. 32.Voting by persons with disabilities

          9. 33.Tendered ballot papers

          10. 34.Spoilt ballot papers

          11. 35.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

          12. 36.Procedure on close of poll

        4. Counting of votes

          1. 37.Attendance at counting of votes

          2. 38.The count

          3. 39.Re-count

          4. 40.Rejected ballot papers

          5. 41.Decisions on ballot papers

          6. 42.Equality of votes

          7. 43.Declaration of result

      4. PART IV DISPOSAL OF DOCUMENTS

        1. 44.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 45.Delivery of documents

        3. 46.Orders for production of documents

        4. 47.Retention and public inspection of documents

      5. PART V DEATH OF CANDIDATE

        1. 48.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of candidate

      6. APPENDIX OF FORMS

        FORMS FOR USE AT SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MODIFICATIONS TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS RULES IN SCHEDULE 2 TO APPLY WHERE THE POLL AT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION IS TAKEN TOGETHER WITH THE POLL AT ANOTHER ELECTION UNDER SECTION 15(1) OR (2) OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1985

      1. 1.Where the poll at a local government election is taken...

      2. 2.At the end of rule 13(2) (the ballot papers) the...

      3. 3.At the end of rule 17 (notice of poll) the...

      4. 4.At the end of rule 21 (issue of official poll...

      5. 5.After paragraph (1) of rule 22 (equipment of polling stations)...

      6. 6.For paragraph (5) of rule 22 there shall be substituted...

      7. 7.After paragraph (3) of rule 23 (appointment of polling and...

      8. 8.In question (ii) in sub-paragraph (a) and (b) of paragraph...

      9. 9.At the end of rule 30 (voting procedure) there shall...

      10. 10.After paragraph (2) of rule 31 (votes marked by presiding...

      11. 11.After paragraph (4) of rule 32 (voting by persons with...

      12. 12.At the end of paragraph (3) of rule 33 (tendered...

      13. 13.At the end of paragraph (1) of rule 35 (adjournment...

      14. 14.After paragraph (1) of rule 36 (procedure on close of...

      15. 15.For paragraph (1) of rule 37 (attendance at counting of...

      16. 16.In paragraph (2) of rule 37 before “at the counting...

      17. 17.In paragraph (3) of rule 37 before the words “counting...

      18. 18.For paragraphs (1) and (2) of rule 38 (the count)...

      19. 19.At the end of rule 45 (delivery of documents) there...

      20. 20.In rule 48 (countermand or abandonment of poll on death...

      21. 21.In the Appendix of forms in Schedule 2, for the...

      22. 22.Where the poll at a local government election is taken...

      23. 23.In the Appendix of forms in Schedule 2, for the...

      24. 24.In the Appendix of forms in Schedule 2, in the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      FORM OF DECLARATION OF IDENTITY REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 21 OF SCHEDULE 3 ABOVE

  7. Explanatory Note

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