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Greenham and Crookham Commons Act 2002

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Poll to be taken by postal ballot

9The votes at the poll shall be given by postal ballot, the result shall be ascertained by counting the votes given to each candidate and the candidate or candidates to whom more votes have been given than to the other candidates, up to the number of commissioners to be elected, shall be declared to have been elected.

The ballot papers

10(1)The ballot of every voter shall consist of a ballot paper and the persons remaining validly nominated after any withdrawals under these rules, and no others, shall be entitled to have their names inserted in the ballot paper.

(2)Every ballot paper shall be in the form in the Appendix of Forms to this Schedule, and—

(a)shall contain the names and addresses of the candidates as shown in the statement of persons nominated;

(b)shall be capable of being folded up; and

(c)shall have a number printed on the back.

(3)The order of the names in the ballot paper shall be the same as in the statement of persons nominated.

Issue of ballot papers

11The returning officer shall send to every voter at the addresses shown in the list or register, a ballot paper and a declaration of identity in the form set out in the Appendix of Forms to this Schedule, or a form to the like effect, together with an envelope for their return.

Spoilt ballot papers

12A voter who has inadvertently dealt with his or her ballot paper in such manner that it cannot conveniently be used as a ballot paper may, on delivering it to the returning officer and proving to the returning officer’s satisfaction the fact of the inadvertence, obtain another ballot paper in the place of the ballot paper so delivered (in these rules referred to as “spoilt ballot paper”) and the spoilt ballot paper shall be immediately cancelled.

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