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The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) Order 2004

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Contested elections: counting of votes, equality of votes and recording the result

11.  The Countryside Agency shall as soon as possible count the votes recorded in the ballot papers delivered in accordance with paragraph 10(3).

12.  Where after the counting of the votes is completed, an equality of votes is found to exist between candidates and the addition of a vote would entitle any of those candidates to be recorded as being elected, the Countryside Agency shall forthwith decide between those candidates by lot and proceed as if the candidate on whom the lot falls had received an additional vote.

13.  As soon as the result of the poll has been ascertained, the Countryside Agency shall, in respect of each group of parishes specified in Part IV of this Schedule, record the candidate with the greatest number of votes to be elected.

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