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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 No. 1917

CONTESTED PCC ELECTIONS: GENERAL PROVISIONS

The ballot papers

15.  In rule 19(3)—

(a)omit “ and” at the end of sub-paragraph (b); and

(b)at the end of sub-paragraph (c) insert—

and

(d)be of a different colour from the ballot papers used for any relevant election or referendum

Corresponding number lists: proceedings on issue and receipt of ballot papers combined

16.  After rule 19 insert—

Corresponding number lists: proceedings on issue and receipt of ballot papers combined

19A.(1) This rule applies where proceedings on the issue and receipt of ballot papers at combined polls are taken together by virtue of paragraph 29 of Schedule 2 to this Order and regulation 65 of the 2001 Regulations.

(2) The relevant returning or counting officer must prepare a list containing the numbers and other unique identifying marks of all of the ballot papers which are to be issued by the officer in pursuance of rule 25 or provided by the officer in pursuance of rule 29(1).

(3) The corresponding number list to be prepared for the purpose of rule 24(1) (postal ballot papers) and of paragraph 37(1) of Schedule 2 (procedure on issue of postal ballot paper) must be in Form 19 set out in Part 4 of Schedule 4 to this Order or a form to like effect.

(4) The corresponding number list to be prepared for the purpose of rule 29(3)(d) (equipment of polling stations) and of rule 39(2)(b) (voting procedure) must be in Form 20 set out in Part 4 of Schedule 4 to this Order or a form to like effect.

Corresponding number lists: proceedings on issue and receipt of ballot papers not combined

17.—(1) Rule 20 is modified as follows.

(2) For the title substitute “Corresponding number lists: proceedings on issue and receipt of ballot papers not combined”.

(3) Before paragraph (1) insert—

(A1) This rule applies where proceedings on the issue and receipt of ballot papers are not taken together by virtue of paragraph 29 of Schedule 2 to this Order and regulation 65 of the 2001 Regulations.

Use of schools and public rooms

18.  For rule 23 substitute—

23.(1) The local returning officer and the relevant returning or counting officer may use, free of charge, for relevant purposes—

(a)a room in a school maintained or assisted by—

(i)in relation to England, a county council in England, a metropolitan district council, a non-metropolitan district council for an area for which there is no county council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly, or

(ii)in relation to Wales, a county council or a county borough council in Wales;

(b)a room in a school in respect of which grants are made out of moneys provided by Parliament to the person or body of persons responsible for the management of the school;

(c)a room the expense of maintaining which is met by—

(i)in relation to England, a county council in England, a district council, a parish council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly, or

(ii)in relation to Wales, a county council or a county borough council in Wales or a community council.

(2) That officer must make good—

(a)any damage done to any such room, and

(b)defray any expense incurred by the persons having control over any such room,

by reason of its being used for the relevant purpose.

(3) In paragraphs (1) and (2) “relevant purposes” means—

(a)in the case of the local returning officer, the counting of votes, and

(b)in the case of the relevant returning or counting officer, the taking of the poll and the discharging of the functions under rule 49.

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