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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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The personal identifiers record

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22.—(1) The ERO shall maintain a record (“the personal identifiers record”), apart from the other records and lists which the ERO is required to keep under articles 8, 9 and 11, of the signatures and dates of birth provided by persons whose applications under article 8(1) or (2), article 9(1) or (2) or article 11(4) were granted, until the expiry of twelve months from—

(a)the date on which a person is removed from the record kept pursuant to article 8(4) or article 11(5); or

(b)the date of the poll for the purposes of which the person’s application to vote by post or by proxy or to vote by post as proxy was granted under article 9(1) or (2) or article 11(4).

(2) The personal identifiers record shall contain the following information in respect of each absent voter on the postal voters list, the list of proxies or the proxy postal voters list—

(a)the absent voter’s name;

(b)the absent voter’s date of birth; and

(c)the absent voter’s signature, or a record of the waiver by the ERO of the requirement for a signature.

(3) The CRO may disclose information held in the personal identifiers record to—

(a)any candidate or agent attending proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers, in accordance with, and for the purposes of, paragraph 22(4) of Schedule 4;

(b)any person attending proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers, who is entitled to do so by virtue of any of sections 6A to 6D of the 2000 Political Parties Act(1) (representatives of the Electoral Commission and accredited observers), but only to the extent required to permit them to observe the proceedings.

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Sections 6A to 6D were inserted by the 2006 Act, section 29.

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