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Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2002

Section 1 Synchronisation of polling at local government and Scottish Parliamentary elections

3.Section 5(3) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 provides for local government elections to be held on a three-year cycle.  Section 1 deletes the reference to the three-year cycle and inserts a new provision for local government elections to be moved to a four-year cycle by being linked to the years in which ordinary elections to the Scottish Parliament occur.

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