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Referendums (Scotland) Act 2020

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Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

10(1)The counting officer must appoint and pay—

(a)a presiding officer to attend at each polling station, and

(b)such clerks as may be necessary for the purposes of the referendum.

(2)The counting officer must not knowingly appoint any person who is or has been involved in campaigning for a particular outcome in the referendum.

(3)The counting officer may preside at a polling station and the provisions of these rules relating to a presiding officer apply to a counting officer who so presides with the necessary modifications as to things done by the counting officer to the presiding officer or by the presiding officer to the counting officer.

(4)A presiding officer may authorise a clerk appointed under paragraph (1)(b) to do any act which the presiding officer is required or authorised by these rules to do at a polling station, except ordering the removal and exclusion of any person from the polling station.

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