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Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013

Referendum agents

278.Section 17 deals with referendum agents. Referendum agents may be appointed by permitted participants for a particular local government area, and notice must be given to the relevant counting officer of the appointment. The notification must give the names and addresses of the permitted participant, of the referendum agent, must be in writing, signed, and received before noon on the 25th working day before the referendum. The counting officer must then publish details of this notification.

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