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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894

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12Registration of parish electors

With respect to the registration of parish electors, the following provisions shall have effect:—

(1)A county council register, exclusive of such portions thereof as relate to police burghs, shall be so framed and printed as that, in addition to the other requirements of the law, the county electors may be distinguished therein according to parish wards, if and where a landward parish, or the landward part of a parish partly landward and partly burghal, is divided into parish wards.

(2)A municipal register shall be so framed and printed as that, in addition to the other requirements of the law, the municipal electors may be distinguished therein—

(a)according to parishes, if and where a burgh or police burgh comprises two or more parishes or parts of two or more parishes; and

(b)according to parish wards (1) if and where a burghal parish or the burghal part of a parish partly landward and partly burghal is divided into parish wards; and (2) if and where a landward parish or a part of any parish is co-extensive with a police burgh or part thereof and is divided into parish wards.

(3)Where the boundary of a burgh for municipal purposes extends beyond its boundary as ascertained, fixed, or determined for police purposes under the provisions contained in any general or local Act of Parliament, the assessor shall, in preparing the municipal register, prefix a distinctive mark to the numbers or names of any municipal electors for the area which is without the police but within the municipal boundary, and the names of any such electors shall not be inserted by the town clerk in the copy of the register provided for by this section, and such electors shall not be entitled to vote as parish electors in respect of their qualification as municipal electors, but may vote as parish electors within a county if duly qualified.

(4)Nothing in any Act shall prevent a person, if duly qualified, from being registered in more than one parish council register.

(5)The assessors or other persons charged with the preparation of the county council and municipal registers respectively shall insert in such registers the names of persons duly qualified as parish electors in more than one parish in respect of each of such qualifications, but shall prefix a distinctive mark indicating where such insertion is for the purposes of the parish council register only.

(6)It shall be lawful to object to the insertion or omission of the distinctive marks in this section mentioned, as nearly as may be in the same manner, and subject to the same provisions as to appeal and otherwise, as in the case of any other entry in or omission from such registers.

(7)An elector to whose number or name as entered in such registers the distinctive mark, as in sub-section five of this section mentioned, is prefixed, shall not, in respect of such entry, be deemed to be registered as a parliamentary or county or municipal elector, and shall not be entitled to vote in respect of such entry at a parliamentary or county council or municipal election.

(8)From time to time, as soon as a county council or municipal register is completed, the county clerk or town clerk, as the case may be, shall furnish to the clerks of the several parish councils of parishes wholly or partly within the county or burgh or police burgh a certified copy of so much of such register as relates to their respective parishes, and such copy or copies, so far as relating to a parish, shall, subject to the provisions of section ten of this Act, constitute the parish council register for the parish.

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