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Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962

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F1[14Appointment of Chief Electoral Officer.N.I.

(1)There shall be appointed a Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland (in this Act referred to as the Chief Electoral Officer) who shall carry out the functions conferred on him by or under this Act and by or under any other statutory provision for the time being in force.

(2)The Chief Electoral Officer shall be appointed[F2 in accordance with section 8 of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006]

Subs.(3) rep. by 1975 c.25

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer shall be responsible for—

(a)the administration and implementation of the provisions of the Electoral Law Acts (Northern Ireland) 1962 to 1971 and the Electoral Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI 13] ;

Para. (b) rep. by 1989 c. 3

(c)the conduct of all elections to the [F3 Assembly] and to district councils;

(d)the preparation of polling station schemes, the maintenance of election equipment and generally all administrative matters preliminary to or consequent on an election;

F4. . .

(5)F5 Any acts required or authorised to be done by or with respect to the Chief Electoral Officer may, in the event of his absence from Northern Ireland or his incapacity to act or of a vacancy, be done by or with respect to a person temporarily appointed for the purpose by the Governor… F6

(6)There shall be paid to the Chief Electoral Officer and to a person appointed under subsection (5) such remuneration and to or in respect of the service of a person who has been a Chief Electoral Officer such pension, allowances and gratuities by way of superannuation as may be determined by [F3 the Secretary of State with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service].

(7)The remuneration payable to a holder of the office of Chief Electoral Officer shall be abated by the amount of any pension payable to him in respect of any public office in the United Kingdom or elsewhere to which he had previously been appointed or elected; but any such abatement shall be disregarded in computing that remuneration for the purposes of any pension, allowances or gratuities by way of superannuation payable pursuant to…F6 subsection (6).

(8)Any remuneration and any pension, allowances and gratuities by way of superannuation payable under subsection (6) shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund [F7 of the United Kingdom.]]

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F11972 NI 13

F3SI 1973/2163

F5App. (European Assembly), SI 1979/322

F6SI 1973/2163

F7SI 1973/2163

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