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Supply of free copy of Polling List etc. to counting officersS

48(1)Each registration officer must, at the request of the relevant counting officer, supply free of charge to the counting officer as many printed copies of—S

(a)the latest version of the Polling List,

(b)any notice setting out an alteration to the register of electors issued under—

(i)section 13A(2) of the 1983 Act,

(ii)section 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of that Act, or

(iii)section 13BB(4) or (5) of that Act, and

(c)any record of anonymous entries,

as the counting officer may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum.

(2)Each registration officer must, as soon as practicable, supply free of charge to the relevant counting officer as many printed copies of—

(a)the postal voters list,

(b)the list of proxies, and

(c)the proxy postal voters list,

as the counting officer may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum.

(3)If, after supplying copies of the Polling List and notices in accordance with sub-paragraph (1), any further notices of the kind referred to in paragraph (b) of that sub-paragraph are issued by a registration officer, the registration officer must, as soon as reasonably practicable after issuing the notices, supply the relevant counting officer with as many printed copies as the counting officer may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum.

(4)The duty under sub-paragraph (1) to supply as many printed copies of the Polling List and notices as the counting officer may reasonably require includes a duty to supply one copy in data form.

(5)No person to whom a copy of a document has been supplied under this paragraph may, except for the purposes of the referendum—

(a)supply a copy of the document,

(b)disclose any information contained in it (that is not also contained in the edited version of the register of local government electors), or

(c)make use of any such information.

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