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Scottish Independence Referendum Guidance

Introduction (PDF)

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Part A - Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)

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Part B - Planning and Organisation (PDF)

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Part C - Administering the Poll (PDF)

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Part D - Absent Voting (PDF)

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Part E - Verification and Count (PDF)

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Part F - After the Declaration of the Result (PDF)

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Scottish Indepedence Referendum Timetable (PDF)

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Project Planner (PDF)

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Risk Register (PDF)

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Supplier Checklist (PDF)

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Project Planner (Word) (DOC)

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Project Planner (Excel) (XLS)

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Risk Register (Word) (DOC)

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Risk Register (Excel) (XLS)

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FAQs (Word) (DOC)

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Timetable for Referendum (PDF)

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Part A (Word) (DOC)

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Counting Officer Expenses (PDF)

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Handbook for Polling Station Staff (PDF)

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Polling Station Quick Guide (PDF)

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Polling Staff Training (PPT)

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Briefing for Referendum Agents (PPTX)

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Notice of Referendum Agents (DOC)

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Form for Notification of Referendum Agents (DOC)

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Guidance for Campaigners and Agents on the Conduct of Tellers (DOC)

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Tellers dos & donts (DOC)

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Notice of Referendum (DOC)

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Corresponding Number List (Polling Stations) (DOC)

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Certificate of Employment (DOC)

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Companion Declaration (DOC)

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Notice for the Direction of Voters (PDF)

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Corresponding Number List (Postal Votes) (DOC)

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Postal Voting Statement (DOC)

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Quick Guide to Postal Voting (DOCX)

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Requirement of Secrecy Relative to Poll, Count and Postal Voting (PDF)

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Requirements of Secrecy Relative to the Polling Station (PDF)

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Requirements of Secrecy Relative to Issue and Opening of Postal Votes (PDF)

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Requirement of Secrecy Relative to the Count and any Opening of Postal Votes taking place at the Count (PDF)

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Briefing for Polling Station Inspectors (PPT)

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Instructions and Checklist for Polling Station Inspectors (PDF)

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Postal Voters Box Label (DOC)

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Postal Ballot Box Label (DOC)

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Label for Postal Votes handed into Polling Station (DOC)

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Polling and Counting Agent Form (DOC)

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Completing Ballot Paper account/quick for polling stations/role play exercises and senarios (DOCX)

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Close of poll packing instructions (DOC)

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The postal vote issuing process (DOCX)

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Re-issuing lost/not received postal votes (DOC)

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Retrieving cancelled postal vote - through opening process (DOC)

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Postal vote opening procedure (DOC)

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Part D - 4.46 List of superceded ballot papers (DOC)

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Part D - 5.26 Postal vote matching spreadsheet (XLSM)

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Part D - 5.18 Notice of referendum agents of opening of postal votes (DOC)

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Instructions to Staff on Openining Postal Votes (PDF)

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Flowchart for Staff Opening Postal Votes (PDF)

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Flowchart - Issuing Postal Votes (PDF)

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Flowchart - Re-issue Lost/Not Received Postal Votes (PDF)

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Flowchart - Postal Vote Retrieval (PDF)

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Flowchart - Postal Vote Opening (PDF)

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Statement of Postal Votes (XLSX)

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Postal Ballot Box Account (DOC)

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List of Lost Postal Votes (DOC)

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List of Spoilt Postal Votes (DOC)

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Notice of Appointment of Postal Ballot Agents (DOC)

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Close of Poll Packing Instructions (PDF)

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The Chief Counting Officer's Guide to Dealing with Doubtful Ballot Papers (PDF)

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Allowed Votes (PDF)

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Rejected Votes (PDF)

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Placemats (PDF)

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Postal Voting Rejections (DOCX)

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Sample Mini Count Model (PDF)

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Checklist of Information for Attendees at the Verification and Count (PDF)

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Count Centre Checklist for Registering Receipt of Ballot Boxes and Key Documents (PDF)

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Job Descriptions for Count Supervisory Staff (DOC)

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Notes for Proper Officer on Access (PDF)

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Checklist of Items to be Transferred to the Proper Officer (PDF)

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Checklist of Equipment for the Verification and Count (PDF)

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EU Referendum - CCO Directions

Chief Counting Officer's Directions for the EU Referendum

CCO Directions (PDF)

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