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Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2002

Section 2 Power to synchronise polling at local government and extraordinary Scottish Parliamentary elections

4.Section 2 makes amendments to sections 43(1) and (2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 which deal with the date and timing of local government elections in Scotland.  These amendments are consequential upon the principle of section 1 and provide powers to synchronise local government elections with an advanced or postponed ordinary general election and an extraordinary general election of the Scottish Parliament.

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