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The Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000

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Directions as to printing the ballot paper

1.  The ballot paper shall contain no words or marks other than—

(a)the headings (as appropriate) “ELECTION OF THE LONDON ASSEMBLY”, “YOU HAVE TWO VOTES”, “[NAME OF CONSTITUENCY] CONSTITUENCY MEMBER”“LONDON MEMBER” and “ELECTION OF MAYOR”;

(b)those necessary—

(i)to give effect to the provisions of CMER 15(2)(a), (c) and (d), LMER 16(3)(b), (d) and (e) and MER 16(3)(b), (d) and (e) and to paragraph 2 below; and

(ii)for its recognition and counting by the electronic counting equipment;

(c)the instruction (to be inserted on the back of ballot papers other than postal ballot papers) “DO NOT FOLD”;

(d)on the ballot paper for the election of the Mayor

(i)the instruction “VOTE ONCE IN EACH COLUMN”;

(ii)adjacent to the columns in which the first preference vote and the second preference vote are to be marked, the words “1st Choice” and “2nd Choice”, respectively;

(iii)immediately below those words, a representation of an arrowhead; and

(e)on the ballot paper for the election of the London Assembly—

(i)adjacent to the columns in which the vote for the constituency member and the vote for the London member are to be marked, the instruction “VOTE ONCE ONLY”; and

(ii)immediately below those words, a representation of an arrowhead.

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