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European Union Referendum Act 2015

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Assistance to counting officers etc

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6(1)A local authority whose area forms a particular voting area must place the services of their officers at the disposal of—

(a)the counting officer for the voting area, and

(b)the Regional Counting Officer (if any) appointed for the region that includes the voting area,

for the purpose of assisting the officer in the discharge of his or her functions.

(2)In this paragraph “local authority”—

(a)in the case of a voting area that is a district or county in England, or a London borough, means the council for that district, county or borough;

(b)in the case of the City of London voting area, means the Common Council of the City of London;

(c)in the case of the Isles of Scilly voting area, means the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(d)in the case of a voting area in Wales, means the council of the county or county borough;

(e)in the case of a voting area in Scotland, means the council of the local government area.

(3)The Government of Gibraltar must place the services of its public officers at the disposal of—

(a)the Clerk to the Gibraltar Parliament, as counting officer for the Gibraltar voting area, and

(b)the Regional Counting Officer (if any) appointed for the South West and Gibraltar region,

for the purpose of assisting the officer in the discharge of his or her functions as counting officer or as Regional Counting Officer (as the case may be).

(4)Accordingly, section 128 of the 2000 Act (Chief Counting Officers, and counting officers, for referendums) has effect for the purposes of the referendum as if subsection (4) were omitted.

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