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The Peterhead Harbours Revision (Constitution) Order 2002

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Failure, postponement, etc. of election

8.—(1) In the case of the failure or partial failure at any time of an election to fill any vacancy under the in terms of this Order, the trustees may fill up such a vacancy.

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, if fewer candidates are approved to take part in the election than the number of vacancies in any category, then the election for the remaining number shall be deemed to have failed.

(3) In the event of circumstances arising in connection with any election authorised by this Order which may render it necessary or expedient to fix, postpone, alter, vary or dispense with any date or procedure described by or in pursuance of the provisions of this Order or any other matter arising thereunder, the sheriff may on a petition by the trustees or the chief executive forthwith fix, postpone, alter, vary or dispense with any such date, procedure or other matter in such manner as may in the judgment of the sheriff be best fitted to meet the circumstances of the case and the sheriff’s determination thereof and of the procedure following upon such determination shall be final.

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