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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

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Nomination of candidates
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5.—(1) Each candidate must be nominated by a separate nomination paper, in Form 6 in Part 8 of this Schedule delivered to the police area returning officer at the place fixed for the purpose—

(a)by the candidate in person, or

(b)by the proposer or seconder of the candidate, or

(c)by the candidate’s election agent on the candidate’s behalf if the agent’s name and address have been previously given to the returning officer as required by article 26 or are so given at the time the nomination paper is delivered.

(2) The nomination paper must state the candidate’s—

(a)full names, and

(b)if desired, description,

and the surname must be placed first in the list of names.

(3) If a candidate commonly uses—

(a)a surname which is different from any other surname the candidate has, or

(b)a forename which is different from any other forename the candidate has,

the nomination paper may state the commonly used surname or forename in addition to the other name.

(4) A candidate’s description (if any) can only be—

(a)one authorised as mentioned in rule 6(1) or (3), or

(b)the word “Independent”.

(5) The nomination paper must be accompanied by a form (in these rules referred to as “the home address form”) which states the candidate’s—

(a)full names, and

(b)home address in full.

(6) Provision in paragraph (1) above about the delivery of the nomination paper applies also to the home address form.

(7) The home address form—

(a)may contain a statement made and signed by the candidate that he or she requires the home address not to be made public, and

(b)if it does so, must contain a statement confirming that the candidate is registered in the register of electors for an electoral area in respect of an address within the police area.

(8) Where a nomination paper in respect of a person is delivered after the delivery of an earlier nomination paper in respect of the same person, the later paper supersedes the earlier one.

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