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The Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Day of the ballot

2.—(1) Subject to sub paragraph (2), the ballot holder shall secure that the day of the ballot is–

(a)a working day;

(b)at least 42 days after the date on which the ballot papers were sent to voters (or, where the ballot papers were sent on more than one date, the last such date); and

(c)no earlier than 56 days, and no later than 90 days, from the date on which the ballot holder published the notice required by paragraph 3(a).

(2) No later than 42 days before the day of the ballot, the ballot holder may postpone the day of the ballot by up to 15 working days.

(3) Where the ballot holder postpones the ballot under sub paragraph (2), they shall notify the billing body, the local authority, and the BID proposer or BID body, as the case may be, in writing of the new day of the ballot and the reasons for the postponement and the ballot holder shall take reasonable steps to publicise the new day of the ballot.

(4) A re ballot shall not take place until at least 1 year after the date of the original ballot.

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