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The Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Local government elections rules

  5. 4.Application of Part III of the Representation of the People Act 1983

  6. 5.Consequential amendment

  7. 6.Revocations

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS RULES

      1. PART I PROVISIONS AS TO TIME

        1. 1.Timetable

        2. 2.Computation of time

      2. PART II STAGES COMMON TO CONTESTED AND UNCONTESTED ELECTIONS

        1. Notice of election

          1. 3.Notice of election

        2. Nomination

          1. 4.Nomination of candidates

          2. 5.Consent to nomination

          3. 6.Subscription of nomination paper

          4. 7.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

          5. 8.Withdrawal of candidates

          6. 9.Nomination in more than one electoral ward

          7. 10.Correction of errors in nomination papers

          8. 11.Inspection of nomination papers

          9. 12.Method of election and notice of uncontested election

      3. PART III CONTESTED ELECTIONS

        1. General provisions

          1. 13.Poll to be by ballot

          2. 14.The ballot papers

          3. 15.Corresponding number list

          4. 16.Security marking

          5. 17.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

          6. 18.Use of schools and public rooms

        2. Action to be taken before the poll

          1. 19.Notice of poll

          2. 20.Postal ballot papers

          3. 21.Provision of polling stations

          4. 22.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

          5. 23.Issue of official poll cards and notifications

          6. 24.Equipment of polling stations

          7. 25.Appointment of polling and counting agents

          8. 26.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        3. The poll

          1. 27.Admission to polling station

          2. 28.Keeping of order in station

          3. 29.Sealing of ballot boxes

          4. 30.Questions to be put to voters

          5. 31.Challenge of voter

          6. 32.Voting procedure

          7. 33.Votes marked by presiding officer

          8. 34.Voting by persons with disabilities

          9. 35.Tendered ballot papers

          10. 36.Spoilt ballot papers

          11. 37.Correction of errors on day of poll

          12. 38.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

          13. 39.Procedure on close of poll

        4. Counting of votes

          1. 40.Attendance at counting of votes

          2. 41.Electronic counting

          3. 42.The count

          4. 43.Rejected ballot papers

          5. 44.Decisions on ballot papers

          6. 45.First stage

          7. 46.The quota

          8. 47.Return of councillors

          9. 48.Transfer of ballot papers

          10. 49.Transfer of ballot papers – supplementary provisions

          11. 50.Exclusion of candidates

          12. 51.Exclusion of candidates – supplementary provisions

          13. 52.Filling of last vacancies

          14. 53.Re count

          15. 54.Counting of votes by means other than electronic counting

          16. 55.Declaration of result

      4. PART IV DISPOSAL OF DOCUMENTS

        1. 56.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 57.Delivery of documents

        3. 58.Orders for production of documents

        4. 59.Retention of documents

      5. PART V DEATH OF CANDIDATE

        1. 60.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of candidate

      6. PART VI FORMS FOR USE AT SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

        1. Form 1

        2. Form 2

        3. Form 3

        4. Form 4

        5. Form 5

        6. Form 6

        7. Form 7

        8. Form 8

        9. Form 9

          1. Front of card

            1. (Insert name of council)

          2. Back of card

        10. Form 10

          1. Front of card

            1. (Insert name of council)

          2. Back of card

        11. Form 11

          1. Front of card

            1. (Insert name of council)

          2. Back of card

        12. Form 12

          1. Front of card

            1. (Insert name of council)

        13. Form 13

        14. Form 14

        15. Form 15

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MODIFICATIONS TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS RULES IN SCHEDULE 1 TO APPLY WHERE THE POLL AT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION IS TAKEN TOGETHER WITH THE POLL AT ANOTHER ELECTION UNDER SECTION 15(1) OR (2) OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1985

      1. 1.At the end of rule 14(2) (the ballot papers) the...

      2. 2.At the end of rule 19 (notice of poll) the...

      3. 3.At the end of rule 23 (issue of official poll...

      4. 4.After paragraph (1) of rule 24 (equipment of polling stations)...

      5. 5.For paragraph (5) of rule 24 (equipment of polling stations)...

      6. 6.After paragraph (3) of rule 25 (appointment of polling and...

      7. 7.In questions 1(a) and (b) and question 4 of rule...

      8. 8.At the end of rule 32 (voting procedure) there shall...

      9. 9.After paragraph (3) of rule 33 (votes marked by presiding...

      10. 10.After paragraph (6) of rule 34 (voting by persons with...

      11. 11.At the end of paragraph (8) of rule 35 (tendered...

      12. 12.At the end of paragraph (1) of rule 38 (adjournment...

      13. 13.After paragraph (1) of rule 39 (procedure on close of...

      14. 14.For paragraph (1) of rule 40 (attendance at counting of...

      15. 15.In paragraph (2) of rule 40 before “at the counting...

      16. 16.In paragraph (3) of rule 40 before the words “counting...

      17. 17.For paragraphs (1) and (2) of rule 42 (the count)...

      18. 18.At the end of rule 57 (delivery of documents) there...

      19. 19.In rule 60 (countermand or abandonment of poll on death...

      20. 20.In Schedule 1, for Form 6 (the Corresponding Number List),...

      21. 21.In Schedule 1, for Form 8 (the postal voting statement)...

      22. 22.In Schedule 1, for Form 13 (the form of directions...

      23. 23.In Schedule 1, in Form 15 (the form of declaration...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FORM OF CORRESPONDING NUMBER LIST REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 20 OF SCHEDULE 2

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      FORM OF POSTAL VOTING STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 21 OF SCHEDULE 2

  9. Explanatory Note

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