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The Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums Order 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and application

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Rules for Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums

  5. 4.Combination of polls

  6. 5.All-postal voting

  7. 6.Application and modification of enactments relating to elections

  8. 7.Application of and modifications to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

  9. 8.Supply of full register to the Electoral Commission

  10. 9.Chief counting officers and counting officers

  11. 10.General duty of counting officers

  12. 11.Referendum agents

  13. 12.Advertisements

  14. 13.Non-domestic rating: premises used for referendum purposes

  15. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE REGIONAL ASSEMBLY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFERENDUM RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Timetable

        3. 3.Computation of time

        4. 4.Notice of referendum

        5. 5.Combination of polls and proceedings taken together

        6. 6.The ballot paper

        7. 7.The official mark

        8. 8.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        9. 9.Notice of poll

        10. 10.Ballot packs issued

        11. 11.Persons entitled to be present at proceedings on issue of ballot packs

        12. 12.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        13. 13.Time when ballot packs are to be issued

        14. 14.Procedure on issue of ballot packs

        15. 15.Addresses for issue of ballot packs

        16. 16.Refusal to issue ballot paper

        17. 17.Envelopes

        18. 18.Securing the list of ballot numbers issued

        19. 19.Delivery of ballot packs

      2. PART 2 Return of Ballot Papers

        1. 20.Use of schools and public rooms

        2. 21.Provision of assistance and delivery points

        3. 22.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        4. 23.Appointment of counting agents

        5. 24.Equipment of assistance and delivery points

        6. 25.Admission to an assistance and delivery point

        7. 26.Keeping of order in assistance and delivery point

        8. 27.Votes marked by presiding officer

        9. 28.Voting by persons with disabilities

        10. 29.Voters requesting assistance to vote

        11. 30.Contingency delivery points

        12. 31.Spoilt ballot papers

        13. 32.Lost or undelivered ballot papers

        14. 33.Cancelled ballot papers

        15. 34.Procedure on close of an assistance and delivery point during polling

        16. 35.Procedure on close of an assistance and delivery point on close of poll

      3. PART 3 Receipt by the Counting Officer of Ballot Papers

        1. 36.Persons entitled to be present at proceedings on receipt of ballot papers

        2. 37.Agents who may attend proceedings on receipt of ballot papers

        3. 38.Notice of opening of preliminary ballot boxes and ballot paper envelopes

        4. 39.Ballot boxes and receptacles

        5. 40.Receipt of covering envelope

        6. 41.Opening of preliminary ballot box

        7. 42.Opening of covering envelopes

        8. 43.Valid security statements with matching ballot papers

        9. 44.Rejection of invalid security statement for defacement of ballot number

        10. 45.Rejection of invalid security statement with cancelled number

        11. 46.Return to the voter and rejection of invalid unsigned security statements

        12. 47.Provisional rejection of other mismatched or separated security statements and ballot papers

        13. 48.Rejection of cancelled ballot papers

        14. 49.Opening of ballot paper envelopes

        15. 50.Removing cancelled ballot papers from the final ballot box

        16. 51.Lists of rejected ballot papers

        17. 52.Checking of rejected ballot paper lists

        18. 53.Sealing of lists and contents of receptacles

        19. 54.Notification of requirement of secrecy

      4. PART 4 The Count

        1. 55.Attendance at counting of votes

        2. 56.The count

        3. 57.Counting officer’s re-count

        4. 58.Rejected ballot papers

        5. 59.Chief counting officer’s recount

      5. PART 5 Final Proceedings

        1. 60.Counting officer’s certification

        2. 61.Notice of result of referendum

      6. PART 6 Disposal of Documents

        1. 62.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 63.Delivery of documents

        3. 64.Orders for production of documents

        4. 65.Retention and public inspection of documents

      7. Appendix of Forms and Directions

        1. Form 1—

          Form of ballot paper for a Regional Assembly referendum

        2. Form 2—

          Form of ballot paper for local government referendum

        3. Form 3—

          Form of combined ballot paper

        4. Form 4—

          Form of Security Statement

        5. Form 5—

          Form of instructions to the voter

        6. Form 6—

          Form of directions for guidance of voters in assistance and delivery points

        7. Form 7—

          Form of declaration to be made by the companion of a voter with disabilities

        8. Form 8—

          Statement as to ballot papers

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MODIFICATIONS OF ACTS AND STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

      1. PART 1 TABLE

        1. Representation of the People Act 2000

      2. PART 2 TABLE

        1. Representation of the People Act 1983

      3. PART 3 TABLE

        1. Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001|

      4. PART 4 Form E1—Proxy paper for particular Regional Assembly referendum (poll not combined) or particular combined referendums

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      APPLICATION OF AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS ACT 2000

      1. PART 1 POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS ACT 2000, OTHER THAN CHAPTER 2 OF PART 7

        1. TABLE

      2. PART 2 POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS ACT 2000 PART 7, CHAPTER 2 (REGIONAL ASSEMBLY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFERENDUMS)

        1. TABLE

  16. Explanatory Note

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