8 Holding of other elections

(1)

A local authority may direct the electoral officer to conduct an election (whether on behalf of some other person or body or otherwise) that is not required to be held under this or any other Act.

(2)

More than 1 election may be conducted as a consequence of a direction under this section at the same time.

(3)

An election conducted as a consequence of a direction under this section may be conducted in conjunction with any other election or poll, or separately.

(4)

An election conducted as a consequence of a direction under this section is an election to which this Act applies.

(5)

This section does not prevent a local authority from directing the conduct of an election otherwise than under this section on behalf of some other person or body, if that election is conducted separately from any other election or poll.