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The Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 No. 1024

  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, Commencement and Revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Conduct of mayoral elections

  5. 4.Combination of polls

  6. 5.Questioning of mayoral election

  7. 6.Free delivery of election addresses

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Mayoral Elections Rules

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of Election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        3. 7.Nomination papers: name of registered political party

        4. 8.Subscription of nomination paper

        5. 9.Consent to nomination

        6. 10.Deposits

        7. 11.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        8. 12.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        9. 13.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        10. 14.Correction of minor errors

        11. 15.Withdrawal of candidature

        12. 16.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 17.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 18.The ballot papers

        3. 19.The corresponding number list

        4. 20.The official mark

        5. 21.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 22.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 23.Notice of poll

        8. 24.Postal ballot papers

        9. 25.Provision of polling stations

        10. 26.Appointment of presiding officers and polling clerks

        11. 27.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        13. 29.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        14. 30.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        15. 31.Return of postal ballot papers

        16. 32.Admission to polling station

        17. 33.Keeping of order in station

        18. 34.Sealing of ballot boxes

        19. 35.Questions to be put to voters

        20. 36.Challenge of voter

        21. 37.Voting procedure

        22. 38.Votes marked by presiding officer

        23. 39.Voting by persons with disabilities

        24. 40.Tendered ballot papers - circumstances where available

        25. 41.Tendered ballot papers-general provisions

        26. 42.Spoilt ballot papers

        27. 43.Correction of errors on day of poll

        28. 44.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        29. 45.Procedure on close of poll

        30. 46.Attendance at the count

        31. 47.The first count

        32. 48.Rejected ballot papers

        33. 49.Decisions on ballot papers

        34. 50.Re-count

        35. 51.Procedure at conclusion of first count

      5. PART 5

        1. 52.The count of second preference votes

        2. 53.The calculation of total votes and resolution of equality

      6. PART 6

        1. 54.Declaration of result

        2. 55.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      7. PART 7

        1. 56.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 57.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 58.Orders for production of documents

        4. 59.Retention of documents

      8. PART 8

        1. 60.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of a candidate

      9. APPENDIX OF FORMS

        1. Notes: In this Appendix any reference to a numbered rule...

        2. The forms contained in this Appendix may be adapted so...

        3. Forms

        4. Form 1: Nomination paper

        5. Form 2: Candidate’s consent to nomination

        6. Form 3: Ballot paper (two candidates)

        7. Form 4:Ballot paper (three or more candidates)

        8. Form 5: Corresponding Number List L1

        9. Form 6: Corresponding Number List L2

        10. Form 7: Postal Voting Statement

        11. Form 8: Elector’s official poll card

        12. Form 9: Official postal poll card

        13. Form 10: Official proxy poll card

        14. Form 11: Official proxy postal poll card

        15. Form 12: Directions for guidance of voters

        16. Form 13: Certificate of employment

        17. Form 14: Declaration to be made by the companion of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Modifications of Acts and Statutory Instrument

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Mayoral Election (Combination of Polls) Rules

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        3. 7.Nomination papers: name of registered political party

        4. 8.Subscription of nomination paper

        5. 9.Consent to nomination

        6. 10.Deposits

        7. 11.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        8. 12.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        9. 13.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        10. 14.Correction of minor errors

        11. 15.Withdrawal of candidature

        12. 16.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 17.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 18.The ballot papers

        3. 19.The corresponding number list

        4. 20.The official mark

        5. 21.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 22.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 23.Notice of poll

        8. 24.Postal ballot papers

        9. 25.Provision of polling stations

        10. 26.Appointment of presiding officers and polling clerks

        11. 27.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        13. 29.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        14. 30.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        15. 31.Return of postal ballot papers

        16. 32.Admission to polling station

        17. 33.Keeping of order in station

        18. 34.Sealing of ballot boxes

        19. 35.Questions to be put to voters

        20. 36.Challenge of voter

        21. 37.Voting procedure

        22. 38.Votes marked by presiding officer

        23. 39.Voting by persons with disabilities

        24. 40.Tendered ballot papers - circumstances where available

        25. 41.Tendered ballot papers-general provisions

        26. 42.Spoilt ballot papers

        27. 43.Correction of errors on day of poll

        28. 44.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        29. 45.Procedure on close of poll

        30. 46.Attendance at the count

        31. 47.The first count

        32. 48.Rejected ballot papers

        33. 49.Decisions on ballot papers

        34. 50.Re-count

        35. 51.Procedure at conclusion of first count

      5. PART 5

        1. 52.The count of second preference votes

        2. 53.The calculation of total votes and resolution of equality

      6. PART 6

        1. 54.Declaration of result

        2. 55.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      7. PART 7

        1. 56.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 57.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 58.Orders for production of documents

        4. 59.Retention of documents

      8. PART 8

        1. 60.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of a candidate

      9. APPENDIX OF FORMS

        1. Notes: In this Appendix any reference to a numbered rule...

        2. The forms contained in this Appendix may be adapted so...

        3. Forms

        4. Form 1: Nomination paper

        5. Form 2: Candidate’s consent to nomination

        6. Form 3: Ballot paper (two candidates)

        7. Form 4: Ballot paper (three or more candidates)

        8. Form 5: Corresponding number list M1

        9. Form 6: Corresponding number list M2

        10. Form 7(1); Postal voting statement

        11. Form 7(2): Postal voting statement

        12. Form 8: Elector’s official poll card

        13. Form 9: Official postal poll card

        14. Form 10: Official proxy poll card

        15. Form 11: Official proxy postal poll card

        16. Form 12: Directions for guidance of voters

        17. Form 13: Certificate of employment

        18. Form 14: Declaration to be made by the companion of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Free delivery of election addresses

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “candidate” means a person who stands nominated...

      2. 2.For the purposes of regulation 6 and this Schedule, an...

      3. 3.(1) An election address must contain matter relating to the...

      4. 4.(1) Subject to any requirements imposed by or under this...

      5. 5.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule, the election booklet...

      6. 6.(1) The order in which the candidates’ election addresses appear...

      7. 7.(1) Copies of the election booklet shall be delivered by...

      8. 8.(1) Each candidate by whom an election address is submitted...

      9. 9.(1) The amount of any payment made by a candidate...

  9. Explanatory Note

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