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Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

Encouraging electoral participation

Section 26 Encouraging electoral participation

51.Section 26(1) gives returning officers powers to encourage participation at local government elections. Subsection (2) provides that returning officers must have regard to any guidance issued by Scottish Ministers for this purpose. Subsection (3) allows Ministers to reimburse expenditure incurred by returning officers but subsection (4) requires that the total amount must not exceed a fixed sum which will be set out in regulations.

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