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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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Declaration of results: regional members

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65.—(1) When the RRO has allocated the regional member seats the RRO shall forthwith—

(a)announce the individual candidates or the candidates on a registered party’s regional list to whom seats have been allocated;

(b)declare those candidates to have been elected;

(c)return to the Clerk of the Parliament in accordance with paragraph (2) the name and address of each of those persons and,

(i)if the person was returned from the regional list of a registered party, the name of that party;

(ii)if the person was an individual candidate whose description on the statement prepared under rule 19 consisted of the word “Independent”, that word; or

(iii)if the person was an individual candidate who had no description on that statement, the words “no description”;

(d)give public notice—

(i)of the name of any individual candidate elected;

(ii)of the name of any candidate elected who was included on a registered party’s regional list (and the name of the registered party on whose list the candidate was included);

(iii)(in a contested election) of the total number of votes given for each individual candidate or registered party together with the number of rejected ballot papers under each head shown in the statement of rejected ballot papers; and

(iv)whether, in the case of a registered party, there are candidates remaining on that party’s regional list who have not been declared to be elected; and

(e)send a copy of that notice to each CRO for a constituency included in that region.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) the RRO shall return those names required to be returned by—

(a)completing a certificate in the form S set out in the Appendix;

(b)delivering it, or causing it to be delivered, to the Clerk of the Parliament.

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