Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill


Stage: 2

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.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments

26 September 2019 (private)

14 November 2019 (evidence) 

21 November 2019 (evidence)

28 November 2019 (evidence) 

5 December 2019 (evidence)

9 January 2020 (private)

Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 1 - 14 January 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee:

5 November 2019 (private) 

26 November 2019 (private)

Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 1 - 28 November 2019 

Stage 1 debate, 6 February 2020

Official Report and Minutes

Stage 2

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