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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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Supply of full register etc. under paragraphs 3 and 4: general provisions

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2.—(1) The persons or organisations falling within paragraph 3 or 4 may request the ERO to supply free of charge the relevant part (within the meaning of those paragraphs) of any of the following—

(a)a revised version of the register of electors published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act;

(b)any notice setting out an alteration to the register of electors published under sections 13A(2), 13AB(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of that Act.

(2) Such a request shall be made in writing and shall—

(a)specify the documents requested;

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (6), state whether the request is made only in respect of the current documents or whether it includes a request for the supply of any subsequent document on publication for as long as the person making the request falls within the category of person entitled to receive such copies; and

(c)state whether a printed copy of any of the documents is requested instead of the version in data form.

(3) Unless a request has been made in advance of supply under sub-paragraph (2)(c), the copy of a document supplied under this paragraph shall be in data form.

(4) The ERO shall supply the relevant part of the documents referred to in sub-paragraph (1) in accordance with a request that has been duly made.

(5) The duty under sub-paragraph (4) may be discharged by supplying a copy (or a copy in data form as appropriate) of a consolidated document showing the entries in the relevant part of the version of the register referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(a) as altered by any notice referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b).

(6) A candidate falling within paragraph 4(1) or (2) may not make the request set out in sub-paragraph (2)(b), but an election agent may make that request on behalf of a registered party.

(7) A person who obtains a copy of any document under sub-paragraph (4) may use it for any purpose for which that person would be entitled to obtain that document under this Schedule and any restrictions which apply under whichever of paragraph 3 or 4 entitles that person to obtain that document for that purpose shall apply to such use.

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