Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

Spoilt postal ballot papersE+W+S+N.I.

46(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the Chief Electoral Officer decides that the proceedings on the issue and receipt of postal ballot papers in respect of the referendum and the relevant elections are to be taken together,

(b)a person returns a spoilt postal ballot paper under regulation 81(1) of the 2008 Regulations or paragraph 12(1) of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Local Elections Order, and

(c)a postal ballot paper has been issued to the person in respect of one or more of the other polls.

(2)The spoilt postal ballot paper may not be replaced unless all the postal ballot papers issued to the person are returned.

(3)Where an unspoilt postal ballot paper is returned as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2), the 2008 Regulations or Local Elections Order apply to it as if it were a spoilt ballot paper.