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The Crofting Commission (Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II

    1. 3.Crofting electoral register

    2. 4.Electors – eligibility

    3. 5.Electors – disqualification

    4. 6.Returning officer

    5. 7.Payment of fees and expenses of returning officer

    6. 8.Election of members

    7. 9.Qualification of candidates

    8. 10.Disqualification of candidates

    9. 11.Timetable

    10. 12.Notice of election

    11. 13.Nomination of candidates

    12. 14.Validity of the nomination

    13. 15.Withdrawal of candidates

    14. 16.Nomination in more than one constituency

    15. 17.Inspection of nomination papers

    16. 18.Method of election and notice of uncontested election

    17. 19.Manner of voting at elections

    18. 20.Ballot papers

    19. 21.Absent electors

    20. 22.Votes by proxy

    21. 23.Closing dates for applications

    22. 24.Grant or refusal of applications

    23. 25.Lists kept under regulations 21 and 22

    24. 26.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

  4. PART III

    1. 27.Interpretation of Part III

    2. 28.Issue of ballot papers

    3. 29.Notice of issue of ballot papers

    4. 30.Refusal to issue ballot paper

    5. 31.Delivery of ballot papers

    6. 32.Spoilt ballot papers and return envelopes

    7. 33.Ballot papers received late

    8. 34.Lost and destroyed ballot papers

    9. 35.How votes are to be given

    10. 36.Appointment of counting agents

    11. 37.Ballot box

  5. PART IV

    1. 38.Counting of the votes

    2. 39.Opening of return envelopes

    3. 40.Attendance at counting of votes

    4. 41.Electronic counting

    5. 42.How votes are to be counted

    6. 43.Information to be given by returning officer after each stage of counting

    7. 44.Re-count

    8. 45.Rejected ballot papers and invalid markings

    9. 46.Equality of votes: which candidate to be eliminated

    10. 47.Equality of votes: which candidate to be elected

    11. 48.Declaration of result

    12. 49.Publication of voting information

    13. 50.Sealing up of ballot papers

    14. 51.Delivery of documents

    15. 52.Orders for production of documents

    16. 53.Retention of documents

    17. 54.Death of candidate

  6. PART V

    1. 55.Personation

    2. 56.Other voting offences

    3. 57.Offences relating to applications for absent and proxy votes

    4. 58.Breach of official duty

    5. 59.Tampering with nomination papers, ballot papers etc.

    6. 60.Elections: false information in nomination papers etc.

    7. 61.Requirement of secrecy

    8. 62.Penalties

  7. PART VI

    1. 63.Election expenses

    2. 64.Election expenses returns

    3. 65.Effect of misdescription

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      CONSTITUENCIES

  9. Explanatory Note

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