A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to reform certain aspects
of the law relating to Scottish parliamentary and local government elections,
including length of terms; to make provision about the role of the Electoral
Commission in relation to those elections; to confer functions on the Electoral
Management Board for Scotland in relation to Scottish parliamentary elections;
to rename and make provision about the Local
Government Boundary Commission for Scotland; and for connected purposes.
Current Status of the Bill
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell MSP, on 2 September 2019. The Bill completed Stage 1 on 6 February 2020.