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(1)In section 4 of the 1913 Act (approval of rules for ballots to be taken on the application of trade union funds for political purposes), for subsection (1D) (which allows for non-postal ballots) there shall be substituted the following subsection—
“(1D)So far as is reasonably practicable every person who is entitled to vote in the ballot must—
(a)have a voting paper sent to him by post at his home address or any other address which he has requested the trade union in writing to treat as his postal address; and
(b)be given a convenient opportunity to vote by post.”;
and the approval which is required under the said section 4 to be given in relation to any ballot taken after the coming into force of this subsection shall be an approval given after the coming into force of this subsection.
(2)Section 3 of the 1984 Act (which allows for non-postal ballots in the elections required to be held for certain union positions) shall cease to have effect.
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