The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Amendment Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 179

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Amendment Order 2020

Made16thJune2020

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 12(1)(a) of the Scotland Act 1998( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 7(1) and (2)(g) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000( 2), the Scottish Ministers have consulted the Electoral Commission.

In accordance with section 115 and schedule 7 of the Scotland Act 1998( 3), a draft of this Order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Amendment Order 2020.

(2) This Order comes into force on the date on which section 1 of the Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Act 2020( 4) comes into force.

Amendment of the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

2. The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015( 5) is amended in accordance with articles 3 and 4.

3. In article 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a) omit the definitions of “citizen of the Union” and “relevant citizen of the Union”, and

(b) after the definition of “the proxy postal voters list” insert—

““qualifying foreign national” has the same meaning as in section 202(1) of the 1983 Act( 6);”.

4. In article 21(2)(b)(iii) (effect of registers) for “a relevant citizen of the Union;” substitute “a qualifying foreign national;”.

Amendment of the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

5. The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010( 7) is amended in accordance with articles 6 and 7.

6. In article 2(1) (interpretation) after the definition of “Scottish parliamentary election” insert—

““qualifying foreign national” has the same meaning as in section 202(1) of the 1983 Act( 8);”.

7. In article 21(3)(b)(iii) (effect of registers) for “a relevant citizen of the Union;” substitute “a qualifying foreign national;”.

St Andrew's House,

Edinburgh

16th June 2020

GRAEME DEY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015 (“the 2015 Order”) and the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010 (“the 2010 Order”) in consequence of the Scottish Elections (Franchise...

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