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Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General reforms

    1. Term lengths

      1. 1.Dates of general elections to the Scottish Parliament

      2. 2.Dates of Scottish local government elections

    2. Scottish Parliament elections

      1. 3.Postponement of general elections to the Scottish Parliament

    3. Scottish local government elections

      1. 4.Electoral wards: number of councillors

      2. 5.Electors: prohibition on voting more than once

      3. 6.Electronic voting

      4. 7.Evaluation of pilot schemes

    4. Registration of attainers

      1. 8.Entitlement to register as an elector before attaining voting age

  3. PART 2 Electoral Commission

    1. Codes of practice

      1. 9.Expenditure of candidates at Scottish parliamentary elections

      2. 10.Expenditure of candidates at Scottish local government elections

      3. 11.Attendance of observers at Scottish parliamentary elections

      4. 12.Controlled expenditure of third parties at Scottish local government elections

    2. Reporting and standards

      1. 13.Reviews of electoral and political matters

      2. 14.Setting of performance standards

    3. Funding

      1. 15.Financing of Electoral Commission

      2. 16.Reimbursement of costs by Scottish Ministers etc.

    4. Examination and audit: devolved Scottish elections

      1. 17.Electoral Commission: five-year plan

      2. 18.Accounts and accounting officer

    5. Reporting

      1. 19.Reports by Electoral Commission: devolved Scottish elections

    6. Expenses and donations for local government elections

      1. 20.Electoral Commission: election expenses at Scottish local government elections

      2. 21.Electoral Commission: donations to candidates at local government elections

    7. Voting by disabled persons: devolved Scottish elections

      1. 22.Reports on elections: voting by disabled persons at devolved Scottish elections

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 23.Notification of Commission regulations: devolved Scottish elections

  4. PART 3 Electoral Management Board for Scotland

    1. 24.Electoral Management Board for Scotland: general functions

    2. 25.Directions to returning officers: Scottish parliamentary elections

    3. 26.Directions to electoral registration officers: Scottish parliamentary elections

    4. 27.Electoral Management Board for Scotland: miscellaneous amendments

  5. PART 4 Boundaries Scotland

    1. 28.Boundaries Scotland

    2. 29.Reviews of local government wards and number of councillors

    3. 30.Changes to boundaries of parliamentary constituencies: procedure

    4. 31.Changes to local government areas or electoral arrangements: procedure

    5. 32.Scottish Parliament constituency boundaries: timing of first report

    6. 33.Publishing of proposals affecting Scottish Parliament constituencies

  6. PART 5 Final provisions

    1. 34.Ancillary provision

    2. 35.Commencement

    3. 36.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE

      Boundaries Scotland: modification of enactments

      1. Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

        1. 1.(1) The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 is amended as...

      2. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

        1. 2.In Part 2 of schedule 1 of the House of...

      3. Scotland Act 1998

        1. 3.(1) Schedule 1 of the Scotland Act 1998 is amended...

      4. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

        1. 4.In Part 2 of schedule 2 of the Scottish Public...

      5. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

        1. 5.In Part 7 of schedule 1 of the Freedom of...

      6. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

        1. 6.In schedule 2 of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies...

      7. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

        1. 7.(1) The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 is amended...

      8. Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011

        1. 8.In the schedule of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011,...

      9. Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

        1. 9.In Part 3 of the schedule of the Procurement Reform...

      10. Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018

        1. 10.In schedule 1 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards...

      11. Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

        1. 11.In section 20 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 (reviews...

      12. Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001

        1. 12.In regulation 100(1) of the Representation of the People (Scotland)...

      13. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Codes of Conduct for Members of certain Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2006

        1. 13.In the schedule of the Ethical Standards in Public Life...

      14. Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2015

        1. 14.In Part 1 of the schedule of the Scottish Parliament...

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