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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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Lists of rejected postal ballot papers

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25.—(1) In respect of any election, the CRO shall keep three separate lists relating to rejected postal ballot papers.

(2) In the first list, the CRO shall record the ballot paper number of any postal ballot paper which is not accompanied by a valid postal voting statement.

(3) In the second list, the CRO shall record the ballot paper number of any postal ballot paper which is entered on a valid postal voting statement where that ballot paper is not received with the postal voting statement.

(4) In the third list, the CRO shall record for every postal voting statement within the receptacle for rejected votes (verification procedure) immediately prior to sealing—

(a)the elector’s name and address (and the name and the address of the proxy if the elector has a proxy);

(b)the elector’s number on the register of electors (and that of the proxy if the elector has a proxy);

(c)the specified reason or reasons for the rejection of the postal voting statement; and

(d)any other information relating to the rejection that the CRO considers appropriate, but not the ballot paper number.

(5) The specified reasons that may be given under sub-paragraph (4)(c) for the rejection of a postal voting statement are—

(a)the signature does not match the example held on the personal identifiers record;

(b)the date of birth does not match the one held on the personal identifiers record;

(c)the signature field is blank; or

(d)the date of birth field is blank.

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