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Election Timetable

The following timetable details key dates for the Scottish Parliamentary election and Referendum on the UK Parliamentary Voting System to be held on 5 May 2011:

Proceeding Day
Publication of Notice of Election for Scottish Parliamentary election Not later than Tuesday 22 March 2011
Publication of Notice of Referendum Not later than Friday 25 March 2011
Delivery of Nomination Papers to Returning Officer Not later than 4pm on any working day after publication of the Notice of Election
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers to the Returning Officer Not later than 4pm on Tuesday 29 March 2011
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination Not later than 4pm on Tuesday 29 March 2011
Deadline for notice of appointment of election agents for Scottish Parliamentary election Not later than 4pm on Tuesday 29 March 2011
Publish statement as to persons nominated/notice of poll/notice of situation of polling stations for Scottish Parliament election Not later than 5pm on Tuesday 29 March 2011 (if no objections are received)
Deadline for notice of appointment of referendum agents Not later than 12 noon on Thursday 7 April 2011
Publish notice of poll for Referendum Friday 8 April 2011
Deadline for requests for a new postal vote or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment Not later than 5pm on Thursday 14 April 2011
Last day to submit a registration application form to be included on the register of electors to be able to vote at these elections Friday 15 April 2011
Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy), except for medical emergencies Not later than 5pm on Thursday 21 April 2011
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents for both elections Not later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2011
First day to issue ballot papers in response to requests to replace lost postal ballot papers (Scottish Parliament Election) Wednesday 27 April 2011
First day to issue ballot papers in response to requests to replace lost postal ballot papers (Referendum) Thursday 28 April 2011
Deadline notification of appointment of sub-agents for Scottish Parliament election Tuesday 3 May 2011
Polling Day 7am to 10pm Thursday 5 May 2011
Deadline for the issue of replacements for spoilt or lost postal ballot papers Not later than 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2011
Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy on the grounds of a medical emergency Not later than 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2011
Last day to make alterations to the register to correct a clerical error or to implement a court (registration appeal) decision Not later than 9pm on Thursday 5 May 2011
Last day for the receipt of return of election expenses (Scottish Parliament election) Within 35 days of the date the election result is declared
Last day for the receipt of declaration of candidates expenses (Scottish Parliament election) Within 42 days of the date the election result is declared.

Please note: unless stated, the deadline is 12 midnight.