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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

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7(1)This paragraph applies where proceedings on the issue and receipt of postal ballot papers are not taken together by virtue of paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to the 2010 Order.

(2)The counting officer must prepare a list under sub-paragraph (3) or (4) as the officer thinks fit.

(3)A list under this sub-paragraph is a list containing the numbers and other unique identifying marks of all of the ballot papers to be provided to presiding officers in pursuance of rule 38(1) of the Scottish Parliamentary Election Rules.

(4)A list under this sub-paragraph is a list containing the numbers and other unique identifying marks of all of the ballot papers to be provided to presiding officers in pursuance of the following provisions—

(a)rule 17(1) of the referendum rules;

(b)rule 38(1) of the Scottish Parliamentary Election Rules.

The list must be in the form set out in Form 1 in Part 3 of this Schedule.

(5)A list prepared under rule 29 of the Scottish Parliamentary Election Rules must not include details relating to ballot papers in relation to which a list is prepared under sub-paragraph (3) or (4).

(6)A reference in an enactment to a list prepared under rule 29 of the Scottish Parliamentary Election Rules has effect, in so far as it relates to ballot papers to be provided in pursuance of rule 38(1) of those rules, as a reference to the list prepared under sub-paragraph (3) or (4).

(7)Where the counting officer prepares a list under sub-paragraph (4) in relation to ballot papers—

(a)the list prepared under rule 6 of the referendum rules must not include details relating to those ballot papers;

(b)a reference in an enactment to a list prepared under rule 6 of the referendum rules has effect, in so far as it relates to ballot papers to be provided in pursuance of rule 17(1) of the referendum rules, as a reference to the list prepared under sub-paragraph (4).

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