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The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Term of office of members of district councils and casual vacancies

47.—(1) Section 11 of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (1) (election and term of office of members of district councils) shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this Article.

(2) In subsection (2)(b) and (c) for “day next after” there shall be substituted “fourth day after”.

(3) For subsection (5) there shall be substituted—

(5) A casual vacancy shall be deemed to have occurred—

(a)if it is a vacancy to which subsection (4)(a) or (b) applies, when and so soon as the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied that the vacancy exists; or

(b)if it is a vacancy to which subsection (4)(c) applies, on the date of the determination;

and it shall be the duty of the clerk of a district council within 7 days of any matter concerning a casual vacancy coming to his knowledge to report it to the Chief Electoral Officer..

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