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Ballot results

7.—(1) Within 14 days of the holding of the ballot, or in the case of a postal ballot, within 14 days from the date specified for the return of the ballot papers, the crofting community body shall publish in a newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the community–

(a)the number of persons eligible to vote in the ballot;

(b)the number of persons eligible to vote who voted; and

(c)the number of votes cast for and against the question.

(2) Within 21 days of the ballot, or if the application to exercise the right to buy is made sooner, with the application, the crofting community body shall return to Ministers in, or as near as may be in, the form specified in the Schedule to these Regulations the information detailed therein.

(3) Ministers may within a period of 7 days after the return of the ballot result request from the crofting community body such additional information pertaining to the ballot as they may require, and the crofting community body shall supply such information within a further period of 7 days from the date of the request being made.