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The Crofting Commission (Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 1993 Act” means the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993;

“close of nominations” means the deadline for return of nomination papers determined in accordance with regulation 11(1);

the Commission” means the body established by section 1 of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955(1) and continued in being by section 1(1) of the 1993 Act;

“crofting electoral register” means the register compiled and maintained by the registration officer under regulation 3;

“election” means an election of a member of the Commission;

“election notice” means a notice published under regulation 12;

“elector” means a person who, in accordance with regulation 4, is entitled to vote in an election and unless the context requires otherwise includes that person’s proxy;

“non-business day” means—

(a)

a Saturday or Sunday;

(b)

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Easter Monday;

(c)

a day which is a bank holiday in Scotland under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(2); or

(d)

a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning;

“registration officer” means the chief executive of the Commission;

“residency duty” means the duty set out in section 5AA or 19C(2)(a) of the 1993 Act(3);

“returning officer” means the person appointed under regulation 6(1);

“undertaking” means an undertaking under section 26D of the 1993 Act(4); and

“unique identifying number” is, in relation to a ballot paper, a mark printed on the back consisting of a combination of a bar code and a number.

(1)

1955 c.21. The Crofters Commission is to be re-named as the Crofting Commission from 1st April 2012 by virtue of section 1(1) of the 2010 Act.

(3)

Section 5AA was inserted by section 33(2) of the 2010 Act and section 19C was inserted by section 34 of the 2010 Act.

(4)

Section 26D was inserted by section 37 of the 2010 Act.

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