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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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Grant or refusal of applications for a postal or proxy vote

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10.—(1) Where the ERO grants an application under article 8, 9, 10 or 11 the ERO shall, where practicable, notify the applicant of the ERO’s decision.

(2) Where the ERO grants an application for the appointment of a proxy, the ERO shall, where practicable—

(a)confirm in writing to the elector that the proxy has been appointed, the proxy’s name and address and the duration of the appointment; and

(b)confirm in writing to the proxy that the proxy has been appointed, the elector’s name and address and the duration of the appointment.

(3) The proxy paper to be issued by the ERO on the appointment of a proxy may be combined with another form of proxy paper if the ERO is issuing a proxy paper appointing that person as proxy for the same elector in respect of another election or other elections.

(4) Where the ERO does not grant an application under article 8, 9, 10 or 11, the ERO shall notify the applicant of the ERO’s decision and, in the case of an application under article 8(1) or 11(4), of the reason for the ERO’s decision; and the ERO shall date such notification.

(5) Where under paragraph 9(1), (2) or (6) the ERO disregards an application or notice for the purposes of any particular election, the ERO shall, where practicable, notify the applicant of this.

(6) Where a person is removed from the record kept in pursuance of article 8(4), the ERO shall, where practicable, notify the person of this and the reason for it.

(7) At an election where the ERO is not the CRO for any constituency or part of a constituency for which the ERO is the ERO, the ERO shall send to that CRO details of any application to vote by post which the ERO has granted as soon as practicable after doing so.

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