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

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General requirements for applications for an absent vote at a local government election in Scotland

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3.—(1) An application under Schedule 4 (absent voting in Great Britain) must comply with the requirements of this regulation and such further requirements in these Regulations as are relevant to the application.

(2) The application must state–

(a)the full name of the applicant;

(b)the address in respect of which the applicant is registered or has applied to be (or is treated as having applied to be) registered in the register of local government electors, except in the case of an application under paragraph 7(4) or (7) (voting as proxy) of Schedule 4;

(c)in the case of a person applying to vote by proxy, the proxy’s address, together with the name of the elector for whom the applicant will act as proxy and the elector’s address for the purposes of sub-paragraph (b);

(d)in the case of a person applying to vote by post, the address to which the ballot paper should be sent; and

(e)in the case of an application to vote by proxy, the grounds on which the elector claims to be entitled to an absent vote.

(3) The application shall be made in writing and be signed and dated by the applicant.

(4) An application under Schedule 4 which is made for an indefinite period, or a particular period specified in the application, must state–

(a)that it is so made, and

(b)whether it is made for local government elections only or both parliamentary and local government elections.

(5) An application under Schedule 4 which is made for a particular local government election must–

(a)state that it is so made, and

(b)identify the election in question,

but, where the poll at one election falls on the same day as the poll at another election, the application shall, unless a contrary intention appears, apply to both elections.

(6) Where an application is made to vote by proxy, it must include an application for the appointment of a proxy which meets the requirements of regulation 7.

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