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The Scottish Local Government Elections Rules 2002

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2.—(1) In computing any period of time for the purposes of the timetable–

(a)a Saturday or Sunday,

(b)Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Easter Monday;

(c)a day which is a bank holiday in Scotland under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(1); or

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

shall be disregarded, and any such day shall not be treated as a day for the purpose of any proceedings up to the completion of the poll.

(2) Nothing in this rule shall apply in relation to the counting of the votes and the other proceedings of the returning officer after the close of the poll or to things done by other persons in the course of those proceedings, but the returning officer shall not be obliged to proceed with the counting on any of the days mentioned in paragraph (1) above.

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