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The Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Rules for Greater London Authority elections

  5. 4.Forms

  6. 5.Returning officers: duties at ordinary elections

  7. 6.Electronic counting of votes

  8. 7.Amendment of the Local Elections (Principal Areas) Rules 1986

  9. 8.Combination of polls

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE CONSTITUENCY MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

      1. PART I General Provisions

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART II Provisions As To Time

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART III Stages Common To Contested And Uncontested elections

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates and nomination papers

        3. 7.Consent to nomination

        4. 8.Deposits

        5. 9.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        6. 10.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        7. 11.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        8. 12.Withdrawal of candidates

        9. 13.Method of election

      4. PART IV Contested Elections—General

        1. 14.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 15.The ballot papers

        3. 16.The official mark

        4. 17.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        5. 18.Use of schools and public rooms

        6. 19.Notice of poll

        7. 20.Postal ballot papers

        8. 21.Provision of polling stations

        9. 22.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        10. 23.Issue of official poll cards

        11. 24.Equipment of polling stations

        12. 25.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        13. 26.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        14. 27.Admission to polling station

        15. 28.Keeping of order in station

        16. 29.Sealing of ballot boxes

        17. 30.Questions to be put to voters

        18. 31.Challenge of voter

        19. 32.Voting procedure

        20. 33.Votes marked by presiding officer

        21. 34.Voting by blind persons

        22. 35.Tendered ballot papers

        23. 36.Spoilt ballot papers

        24. 37.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        25. 38.Procedure on close of poll

        26. 39.Attendance at counting of votes

        27. 40.The count

        28. 41.Rejected ballot papers

        29. 42.Decisions on ballot papers

        30. 43.Re-count

        31. 44.Equality of votes

      5. PART V Final Proceedings In Contested And Uncontested Elections

        1. 45.Declaration of result

        2. 46.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      6. PART VI Disposal of Documents

        1. 47.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 48.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 49.Orders for production of documents

        4. 50.Retention, public inspection and destruction of documents

      7. PART VII Death Of Candidate

        1. 51.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of candidate

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      THE LONDON MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

      1. PART I General Provisions

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART II Provisions As To Time

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART III Stages Common To Contested And Uncontested Elections

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates and nomination papers: individual candidates

        3. 7.Nomination of parties and nomination papers: list candidates

        4. 8.Consent to nomination

        5. 9.Deposits

        6. 10.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        7. 11.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        8. 12.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        9. 13.Withdrawal or death of candidate

        10. 14.Method of election

      4. PART IV Contested Elections: General Provisions

        1. 15.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 16.The ballot papers

        3. 17.The official mark

        4. 18.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        5. 19.Use of schools and public rooms

        6. 20.Notice of poll

        7. 21.Postal ballot papers

        8. 22.Provision of polling stations

        9. 23.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        10. 24.Issue of official poll cards

        11. 25.Equipment of polling stations

        12. 26.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        13. 27.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        14. 28.Admission to polling station

        15. 29.Keeping of order in station

        16. 30.Sealing of ballot boxes

        17. 31.Questions to be put to voters

        18. 32.Challenge of voter

        19. 33.Voting procedure

        20. 34.Votes marked by presiding officer

        21. 35.Voting by blind persons

        22. 36.Tendered ballot papers

        23. 37.Spoilt ballot papers

        24. 38.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        25. 39.Procedure on close of poll

        26. 40.Attendance at local count

        27. 41.The local count

        28. 42.Rejected ballot papers

        29. 43.Decision on ballot papers

        30. 44.Re-count

        31. 45.Procedure at conclusion of local count

        32. 46.Attendance at allocation of seats

        33. 47.The calculation

      5. PART V Final Proceedings In Contested And Uncontested Elections

        1. 48.Declaration of result

        2. 49.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      6. PART VI Disposal Of Documents

        1. 50.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 51.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 52.Orders for production of documents

        4. 53.Public inspection and destruction of documents

      7. PART VII List Candidates And The Filling Of Vacancies

        1. 54.Interpretation of Part VII

        2. 55.Removal from party list on election as Mayor or constituency member

        3. 56.Notification of vacancy

        4. 57.Unwilling candidate or objection by registered party

        5. 58.Acceptance of office and further notification

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE MAYORAL ELECTION RULES

      1. PART I General Provisions

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART II Provisions As To Time

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART III Stages Common To Contested And Uncontested Elections

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates and nomination papers

        3. 7.Subscription of nomination papers

        4. 8.Consent to nomination

        5. 9.Deposits

        6. 10.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        7. 11.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        8. 12.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        9. 13.Withdrawal of candidature

        10. 14.Method of election

      4. PART IV Contested Elections

        1. 15.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 16.The ballot papers

        3. 17.The official mark

        4. 18.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        5. 19.Use of schools and public rooms

        6. 20.Notice of poll

        7. 21.Postal ballot papers

        8. 22.Provision of polling stations

        9. 23.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        10. 24.Issue of official poll cards

        11. 25.Equipment of polling stations

        12. 26.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        13. 27.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        14. 28.Admission to polling station

        15. 29.Keeping of order in station

        16. 30.Sealing of ballot boxes

        17. 31.Questions to be put to voters

        18. 32.Challenge of voter

        19. 33.Voting procedure

        20. 34.Votes marked by presiding officer

        21. 35.Voting by blind persons

        22. 36.Tendered ballot papers

        23. 37.Spoilt ballot papers

        24. 38.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        25. 39.Procedure on close of poll

        26. 40.Attendance at local count

        27. 41.The local count

        28. 42.Rejected ballot papers

        29. 43.Decisions on ballot papers

        30. 44.Re-count

        31. 45.Procedure at conclusion of local count

        32. 46.Attendance at central calculation

        33. 47.The first calculation and resolution of equality

      5. PART V Further Provision: More Than Two Candidates

        1. 48.The count of second preference votes

        2. 49.The second calculation and resolution of equality

      6. PART VI Final Proceedings In Contested And Uncontested Elections

        1. 50.Declaration of result

        2. 51.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      7. PART VII Disposal Of Documents

        1. 52.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 53.Delivery and retention of docments

        3. 54.Orders for production of documents

        4. 55.Public inspection and destruction of documents

      8. PART VIII Death Of Candidate

        1. 56.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of candidate

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      THE ORDINARY ELECTIONS RULES

      1. 1.Citation, application and interpretation

      2. 2.Ballot papers (CMER rule 15, LMER and MER rule 16)

      3. 3.Notice of poll (CMER rule 19, LMER and MER rule 20)

      4. 4.Postal ballot papers (CMER rule 20, LMER and MER rule 21)

      5. 5.Issue of poll cards (CMER rule 23, LMER and MER rule 24)

      6. 6.Equipment of polling stations (CMER rule 24, LMER and MER rule 25)

      7. 7.Voting procedure (CMER rule 32, LMER and MER rule 33)

      8. 8.Votes marked by presiding officer (CMER rule 33, LMER and MER rule 34)

      9. 9.Voting by blind persons (CMER rule 34, LMER and MER rule 35)

      10. 10.Tendered ballot papers (CMER rule 35, LMER and MER rule 36)

      11. 11.Ballot paper accounts (CMER rule 38(4), LMER and MER rule 39(4))

      12. 12.The count (CMER 40, LMER and MER 41)

      13. 13.Result of election (CMER 45, LMER 48, MER 50)

      14. 14.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of candidate (CMER 51, MER 56)

      15. 15.Effect of candidate being returned both as Mayor and constituency member

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      FORMS

      1. Forms of nomination paper

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      MODIFICATION OF RULES WHERE VOTES COUNTED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “CMER” means the Constituency Members Election Rules;...

      2. 2.Where votes are counted by electronic means, the CMER, the...

      3. 3.The directions for printing referred to in paragraph 2(d) are—...

      4. 1.Directions as to printing the ballot paper

      5. 2.So far as practicable, the following arrangements shall be observed...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      POLL AT ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS OF LONDON BOROUGH TAKEN TOGETHER WITH POLL AT GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY ELECTION

      1. PART I AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL ELECTIONS (PRINCIPAL AREAS) RULES 1986

        1. 1.At the end of rule 4 (interpretation ) there shall...

        2. 2.In rule 5 for “36(3)” there is substituted “36(2A), (3)”....

        3. 3.After rule 7 (combination under section 15(1) or (2) of...

      2. PART II FURTHER MODIFICATIONS OF THE RULES SET OUT IN THE LOCAL ELECTIONS (PRINCIPAL AREAS) RULES 1986 AND REFERRED TO IN RULE 7A OF THOSE RULES

        1. 1.In rule 1 (timetable), in the entry relating to polling,...

        2. 2.In rule 23 (equipment of polling stations)—

        3. 3.In rule 39 (the count), in paragraph (1) (as substituted...

        4. 4.In the Appendix of forms— (a) in the form substituted...

        5. 5.In the Appendix of forms, in the form of official...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      MODIFICATIONS TO APPLY WHERE THE POLL AT A GLA ELECTION IS TAKEN TOGETHER WITH THE POLL AT ANOTHER ELECTION UNDER SECTION 15(1) OR (2) OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1983

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “GLA constituency” means an area for the...

  11. Explanatory Note

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