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The Scottish Local Government Elections Regulations 2002

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2.—(1) For the purposes of these regulations–

“the 1985 Act” means the Representation of the People Act 1985(1);

“the 2000 Act” means the Representation of the People Act 2000(2);

“absent voters list” means the list kept under paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the 2000 Act;

“ballot paper envelope” and “covering envelope” mean the envelopes referred to in regulation 11;

“list of postal proxies” means the list kept under paragraph 7(8) of Schedule 4 to the 2000 Act;

“local authority” means a council constituted by section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(3);

“local government area” means the area of a local authority;

“postal ballot box” means the ballot box referred to in regulation 18(1)(b);

“postal ballot paper” means a ballot paper issued to a postal voter;

“postal voter” means an elector or proxy who is entitled to vote by post;

“postal voters' ballot box” means the ballot box referred to in regulation 18(1)(a);

“receptacle for ballot paper envelopes”, and other references to specified receptacles, means the receptacles referred to in regulation 18;

“spoilt postal ballot paper” means a ballot paper referred to in regulation 14;

“universal postal service provider” has the meaning given in the Postal Services Act 2000(4) to a “universal service provider”; and

“valid declaration of identity” means a declaration of identity in relation to which the returning officer is satisfied as mentioned in regulation 22.

(2) A reference in these regulations to a numbered rule shall be construed as a reference to the rule of that number in the Scottish Local Government Elections Rules 2002(5).

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