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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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4Voting at ordinary elections

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(1)Each person entitled to vote as an elector at an ordinary election shall have the following votes—

(a)one vote (referred to in this Part as a mayoral vote) which may be given for a candidate to be the Mayor;

(b)one vote (referred to in this Part as a constituency vote) which may be given for a candidate to be the Assembly member for the Assembly constituency; and

(c)one vote (referred to in this Part as a London vote) which may be given in accordance with subsection (5) below.

(2)The Mayor shall be returned under the simple majority system, unless there are three or more candidates.

(3)If there are three or more candidates to be the Mayor—

(a)the Mayor shall be returned under the supplementary vote system in accordance with Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act; and

(b)a voter’s mayoral vote shall accordingly be a supplementary vote, that is to say, a vote capable of being given to indicate the voter’s first and second preferences from among the candidates.

(4)The Assembly member for an Assembly constituency shall be returned under the simple majority system.

(5)A London vote may be given for—

(a)a registered political party which has submitted a list of candidates to be London members; or

(b)an individual who is a candidate to be a London member.

(6)The London members shall be returned in accordance with Part II of Schedule 2 to this Act.

(7)The persons who are to be returned as—

(a)the Mayor, and

(b)the constituency members,

must be determined before it is determined who are to be returned as the London members.

(8)But if the poll at the election of an Assembly member for an Assembly constituency is countermanded or abandoned for any reason, the persons who are to be returned as the London members shall be determined without regard to the determination of the Assembly member for that Assembly constituency.

(9)At an ordinary election, a person may not be a candidate to be the Assembly member for more than one Assembly constituency.

(10)If the person who is returned as the Mayor is also returned as an Assembly member for an Assembly constituency, a vacancy shall arise in the Assembly constituency.

(11)In this Part “registered political party” means a party registered under the [1998 c. 48.] Registration of Political Parties Act 1998.

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