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17.—(1) The presiding officer may, and if required by a candidate or his polling agent shall, put to any person applying for a ballot paper at the time of his application, but not afterwards, the following questions or either of them–
(i)“Are you the person registered in the register of local government electors for this [parish] [community] as follows?” (read the whole entry from the register.)
(ii)“Have you already voted at the present poll?”
(2) A ballot paper shall not be delivered to any person required to answer the above questions or either of them unless he has answered the questions or question satisfactorily.
(3) Save as by this rule authorised, no inquiry shall be permitted as to the right of any person to vote.
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