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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

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12(1)The Appendix of forms is amended as follows.

(2)In the Form of Front of Ballot Paper—

(a)for “VOTE FOR ONE CANDIDATE ONLY” there is substituted—

Put the number 1 next to the name of the candidate who is your first choice (or your only choice, if you want to vote for only one candidate).

You can also put the number 2 next to your second choice, 3 next to your third choice, and so on.

You can mark as few or as many choices (up to the number of candidates) as you wish.

Do not use the same number more than once.

(b)the numbers on the left-hand side are omitted, together with the vertical rule separating them from the particulars of the candidates.

(3)In the directions as to printing the ballot paper—

(a)in paragraph 2(a), for “the direction to vote for one candidate only” there is substituted “the directions beginning “Put the number 1 next to the name of the candidate who is your first choice” and ending “Do not use the same number more than once.””;

(b)in paragraph 2(b), for the words “the vertical rules separating those particulars from the numbers on the left-hand side and the spaces on the right” there is substituted “the vertical rule separating those particulars from the spaces on the right”.

(4)In the Guidance for Voters—

(a)for paragraph 1 there is substituted—

1

When you are given a ballot paper go to one of the compartments.

Put the number 1 on the ballot paper in the box to the right of the name of the candidate who is your first choice (or your only choice, if you want to vote for only one candidate).

You can also put the number 2 in the box to the right of the name of the candidate who is your second choice, the number 3 in the box to the right of the name of the candidate who is your third choice, and so on.

You can mark as few or as many choices (up to the number of candidates) as you wish.

Do not use the same number more than once.

(b)in paragraph 2, the words “Vote for one candidate only.” are repealed.

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