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The Representation of the People (Absent Voting at Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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12.—(1) Where the registration officer grants an application to vote by post, the officer must, where practicable, notify the applicant of the decision.

(2) Where the registration officer grants an application for the appointment of a proxy, the officer must, where practicable, confirm in writing to the elector that the proxy has been appointed, the name and address of the proxy, and the duration of the appointment.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph 6(9) (proxies at elections) of Schedule 4, the form of the proxy paper for local government elections only is as prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(4) Where the registration officer refuses an application under Schedule 4 for the purposes of any particular local government election, the officer must notify the applicant of the decision and of the reason for it.

(5) Where the registration officer grants an application for the purposes of any particular local government election made under–

(a)paragraph 4(3)(a) (absent vote at particular election – different address) of Schedule 4 by a person shown as voting by post in the record kept under paragraph 3(4) (absent vote at elections for definite or indefinite period) or 7(6) (voting as proxy) of that Schedule; or

(b)paragraph 7(7) of that Schedule by a person shown as voting by post in the record kept under paragraph 7(6) of that Schedule,

the officer must notify the applicant of this.

(6) Where a person is removed from the record kept pursuant to paragraph 3(4) or 7(6) of Schedule 4 for the purposes of any particular local government election, the registration officer must where practicable notify that person of this and the reason for it.

(7) Where the appointment of a proxy is cancelled by the elector or otherwise ceases to be in force for the purposes of any particular local government election, the registration officer shall where practicable notify the elector that the appointment has been cancelled or, as the case may be, notify the elector that the appointment has ceased and the reason for it.

(8) Where, under regulation 11 above, a registration officer disregards an application for the purposes of any particular local government election, the officer shall notify the applicant of this.

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