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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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17.—(1) Any person is entitled to request that the ERO make available for inspection a copy of any of the information specified in paragraph 16(1).

(2) A request under sub-paragraph (1) shall be in writing and shall specify—

(a)the information (or the parts of the information) requested;

(b)whether the request is made only in respect of the current lists or whether it includes a request for inspection of any final list;

(c)who will inspect the information;

(d)the date on which the person wishes to inspect the information; and

(e)whether the person would prefer to inspect the information in a printed or data form.

(3) The ERO shall make a copy of the information available for inspection under supervision on the date requested or as soon as practicable thereafter, if the request under sub-paragraph (1) has been duly made.

(4) Where inspection requested under sub-paragraph (1) takes place by providing a copy of the information on the computer screen or otherwise in data form, the ERO shall ensure that the manner in, and equipment on, which that copy is provided do not permit any person consulting that copy to—

(a)search it by electronic means by reference to the name of any person; or

(b)copy or transmit any part of that copy by electronic, or any other means.

(5) A person who inspects a copy of information provided under sub-paragraph (3), whether in printed or in data form, may not—

(a)make copies of any part of it; or

(b)record any particulars in it,

otherwise than by means of handwritten notes.

(6) Any duty on an ERO to supply a copy or make information available for inspection under this paragraph imposes only a duty to provide that information in the form in which the ERO holds it.

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