1. Polling research conducted by the Electoral Commission in summer 2020 suggests that 38% of respondents would prefer to cast their vote by post if the election was held under the conditions in place in August 2020 and 50% of respondents would apply for a postal vote if encouraged to do so by a national publicity campaign: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/our-views-and-research/our-research/public-attitudes-towards-voting-scotland-context-covid-19
2. The date could vary if there is an unexpected public holiday or day of public thanksgiving or mourning in the period running up to the poll.
3. Section 2(3)
4. Section 19(1A)
5. The Bill and its Accompanying Documents are available at: https://beta.parliament.scot/bills