The Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 278 (C. 23)

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

The Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2020

Made9thSeptember2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament11thSeptember2020

Coming into force1stOctober2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35(2) of the Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020( 1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 1 October 2020.

(2) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020.

Appointed day

2. 1 October 2020 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the table in the schedule (the subject matter of which is specified in column 2 of that table).

St Andrew's House,

Edinburgh

9th September 2020

GRAEME DEY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

SCHEDULE

Regulation 2

Table 1

Column 1

Column 2

(Provision of the Act)

(Subject matter)

Section 1

Dates of general elections to the Scottish Parliament

Section 3

Postponement of general elections to the Scottish Parliament

Section 6

Electronic voting

Section 7

Evaluation of pilot schemes

Section 8

Entitlement to register as an elector before attaining voting age

Section 9

Expenditure of candidates at Scottish parliamentary elections

Section 11

Attendance of observers at Scottish parliamentary elections

Section 13

Reviews of electoral and political matters

Section 14

Setting of performance standards

Section 15

Financing of Electoral Commission

Section 16

Reimbursement of costs by Scottish Ministers etc.

Section 17

Electoral Commission: five-year plan

Section 18

Accounts and accounting officer

Section 19

Reports by Electoral Commission: devolved Scottish elections

Section 22

Reports on elections: voting by disabled persons at devolved Scottish elections

Section 23

Notification of Commission regulations: devolved Scottish elections

Section 24

Electoral Management Board for Scotland: general functions

Section 25

Directions to returning officers: Scottish parliamentary elections

Section 26

Directions to electoral registration officers: Scottish parliamentary elections

Section 27

Electoral Management Board for Scotland: miscellaneous amendments

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

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