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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

Timetable

1.  Subject to rule 2, the proceedings at the PCC election are to be conducted in accordance with the following Table.

Proceeding Time
Publication of notice of electionNot later than the 25th day before the day of the election
Delivery of nomination papersNot later than noon on the 19th day before the day of the election
Publication of statement of persons nominatedNot later than noon on the 17th day before the day of the election
Delivery of notices of withdrawals of candidatureNot later than noon on the 16th day before the day of the election
Notice of pollNot later than the 6th day before the day of the election
PollingBetween 7 am and 10 pm on the day of the election
Modification of timetable for the ordinary election in 2012

2.  For the purposes of the ordinary election of police and crime commissioners in 2012, the first entry in the Table in rule 1 is to have effect as if for the words in column 2 there were substituted—

Not later than the 28th day before the day of the election.

Computation of time

3.  In computing any period of time for the purposes of rules 1 and 2—

(a)a Saturday or Sunday,

(b)Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday, or

(c)a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning,

is to be disregarded, and any such day is not to be treated as a day for the purpose of any proceedings up to the completion of the poll nor is the police area returning officer or local returning officer obliged to proceed with the counting of the votes on such a day.

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