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Backing for election oversight bill
Holyrood's Local Government and Communities Committee, in a stage 1 report published today, has backed the general principles of the Scottish Government's Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Bill.
The bill's two main proposals are the establishment of an Electoral Management Board on a statutory basis with the role of co-ordinating the administration of local government elections in Scotland; and the extension of the Electoral Commission’s remit to include local government elections in Scotland.
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