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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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2.—(1) The functions referred to in paragraph 1 are the functions conferred or imposed—

(a)at a Scottish parliamentary election by those rules in the Scottish Parliamentary Election Rules which are specified in sub-paragraph (2); and

(b)at a local government election, by those rules in the rules made under sections 3 and 16 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004(1) which correspond to the provisions specified in sub-paragraph (2),

and, where the proceedings on the issue and receipt of postal ballot papers at two or more elections are taken together under paragraph 2 of Schedule 4, the functions conferred or imposed by that Schedule and by Part 5 of the 2001 Regulations(2).

(2) The rules referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are—

(a)rule 33(2)(a) (notice of situation of polling stations);

(b)where the proceedings on the issue and receipt of postal ballot papers at two or more elections are taken together under paragraph 2 of Schedule 4, rule 34 (postal ballot papers);

(c)rule 35 (provision of polling stations);

(d)rule 36(1) and (2) (appointment of presiding officers and clerks) to the extent that that rule concerns the appointment of presiding officers and clerks to assist them;

(e)rule 38 (equipment of polling stations);

(f)rule 40(1) (notification of requirement of secrecy at polling station);

(g)rule 41(4) (signature of certificate as to employment);

(h)rule 42(2)(b) (authorisation to order removal from polling station); and

(i)in rule 55 paragraph (1) (the count) (as substituted by paragraph 18 of this Schedule) and paragraph (5).

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2004 asp 9; section 3 was amended by the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006, (asp 14), section 34(6); section 16 was amended by the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2009 (asp 10), section 2. The current rules are the Scottish Local Government Elections Rules 2011, comprising Schedule 1 to the Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2011 (S.S.I. 2011/399, amended by S.S.I. 2012/60 and S.S.I. 2012/342).

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