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Electoral Commission : Scottish Parliamentary Elections 5th May 2016

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Organisation : The Electoral Commission
Facility : Scottish Parliamentary Elections
Country : United Kingdom

Time Table : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/1416-SP-timetable.doc
Home Page : http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/

Scottish Parliamentary Elections :

5th May 2016
** The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable are Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, other bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Related : Electoral Commission Scotland Parliamentary General Election 2015 Result : www.electionin.org/154.html

** Please be aware that the timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning

Event Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight) Date (deadline if not midnight)
Publication of notice of election Not later than twenty-eight days and not earlier than thirty-five days

 

Between Monday 14 March and Wednesday 23 March
Delivery of nomination papers From the day after the publication of the notice of election until the twenty-third day (4pm) Not later than 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election until 4pm on Friday 1 April
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers 23 days (4pm) 4pm on Friday 1 April
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination 23 days (4pm) 4pm on Friday 1 April
Making objections to nomination papers

 

 

During the hours allowed for delivery of nomination papers on the last day for their delivery and the hour following.

 

No objection may be made in the afternoon of the last day except to a nomination paper delivered within 24 hours of the last time for its delivery

Objections can only be made on Friday 1 April (until 5pm).

 

Until 12 noon on Friday 1 April objections can be made to all delivered nominations

 

 

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Friday 1 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Thursday 31 March

 

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent 23 days (4pm) 4pm on Friday 1 April
Publication of statement of persons nominated, including notice of poll and situation of polling stations If no objections: on 23 days (at 5pm)

 

If objection(s) are made: Not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 24 hours after the last time for delivery of nomination papers

 

If no objections: at 5pm on Friday 1 April

 

Objection(s) made: not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 4pm on Monday 4 April

 

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration 23 days

 

Friday 1 April
Deadline for receiving applications for registration 12 days Monday 18 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes 11 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 19 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 6 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 26 April
Publication of second interim election notice of alteration Between 22 days and 6 days Between Monday 4 April and Tuesday 26 April (inclusive)
Publication of final election notice of alteration 5 days Wednesday 27 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents 5 days Wednesday 27 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of sub-agents 2 days Tuesday 3 May
Polling day

 

0 (7am to 10pm) 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5 May
Last time for re-issue of spoilt postal votes 0 (5pm) 5pm on Thursday 5 May
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 0 (5pm) 5pm on Thursday 5 May
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal 0 (9pm) 9pm on Thursday 5 May

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