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The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) Rules 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement, extent and revocations

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Elections Rules

  5. 4.Combination of polls

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Revocations

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Rules for Conduct of an Election of Councillors of a Principal Area where Poll is not taken together with Poll at another Election

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Timetable

        2. 2.Computation of time

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Notice of election

        2. 4.Nomination of candidates

        3. 5.Nomination papers: name of registered political party

        4. 6.Subscription of nomination paper

        5. 7.Consent to nomination

        6. 8.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        7. 9.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        8. 10.Correction of minor errors

        9. 11.Inspection of nomination papers and consents to nomination

        10. 12.Nomination in more than one electoral area

        11. 13.Withdrawal of candidates

        12. 14.Method of election

      3. PART 3

        1. CHAPTER 1

          1. 15.Poll to be taken by ballot

          2. 16.The ballot papers

          3. 17.The corresponding number list

          4. 18.The official mark

          5. 19.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

          6. 20.Use of schools and public rooms

        2. CHAPTER 2

          1. 21.Notice of poll

          2. 22.Postal ballot papers

          3. 23.Provision of polling stations

          4. 24.Appointment of presiding officers and polling clerks

          5. 25.Issue of official poll cards

          6. 26.Equipment of polling stations

          7. 27.Appointment of polling and counting agents

          8. 28.Notification of requirement of secrecy

          9. 29.Return of postal ballot papers

        3. CHAPTER 3

          1. 30.Admission to polling station

          2. 31.Keeping of order in station

          3. 32.Sealing of ballot boxes

          4. 33.Questions to be put to voters

          5. 34.Challenge of voter

          6. 35.Voting procedure

          7. 36.Votes marked by presiding officer

          8. 37.Voting by persons with disabilities

          9. 38.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

          10. 39.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

          11. 40.Spoilt ballot papers

          12. 41.Correction of errors on day of poll

          13. 42.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

          14. 43.Procedure on close of poll

        4. CHAPTER 4

          1. 44.Attendance at counting of votes

          2. 45.The count

          3. 46.Re-count

          4. 47.Rejected ballot papers

          5. 48.Decisions on ballot papers

          6. 49.Equality of votes

      4. PART 4

        1. 50.Declaration of result

      5. PART 5

        1. 51.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 52.Delivery of documents to relevant registration officer

        3. 53.Orders for production of documents

        4. 54.Retention of documents

      6. PART 6

        1. 55.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of a candidate

      7. PART 7

        1. Note:—The forms contained in this Appendix may be adapted so...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Rules for Conduct of an Election of Councillors of a Principal Area where the Poll is taken together with the Poll at a Relevant Election or Referendum

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Timetable

        2. 2.Computation of time

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Notice of election

        2. 4.Nomination of candidates

        3. 5.Nomination papers: name of registered political party

        4. 6.Subscription of nomination paper

        5. 7.Consent to nomination

        6. 8.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        7. 9.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        8. 10.Correction of minor errors

        9. 11.Inspection of nomination papers and consents to nomination

        10. 12.Nomination in more than one electoral area

        11. 13.Withdrawal of candidates

        12. 14.Method of election

      3. PART 3

        1. CHAPTER 1

          1. 15.Poll to be taken by ballot

          2. 16.The ballot papers

          3. 17.The corresponding number list

          4. 18.The official mark

          5. 19.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

          6. 20.Use of schools and public rooms

        2. CHAPTER 2

          1. 21.Notice of Poll

          2. 22.Postal ballot papers

          3. 23.Provision of polling stations

          4. 24.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

          5. 25.Issue of official poll cards

          6. 26.Equipment of polling stations

          7. 27.Appointment of polling and counting agents

          8. 28.Notification of requirement of secrecy

          9. 29.Return of postal ballot papers

        3. CHAPTER 3

          1. 30.Admission to the polling station

          2. 31.Keeping of order in station

          3. 32.Sealing of ballot boxes

          4. 33.Questions to be put to voters

          5. 34.Challenge of voter

          6. 35.Voting procedure

          7. 36.Votes marked by presiding officer

          8. 37.Voting by persons with disabilities

          9. 38.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

          10. 39.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

          11. 40.Spoilt ballot papers

          12. 41.Correction of errors on day of poll

          13. 42.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

          14. 43.Procedure on close of poll

        4. CHAPTER 4

          1. 44.Attendance at counting of votes

          2. 45.The count

          3. 46.Re-count

          4. 47.Rejected ballot papers

          5. 48.Decisions on ballot papers

          6. 49.Equality of votes

      4. PART 4

        1. 50.Declaration of result

      5. PART 5

        1. 51.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 52.Delivery of documents to relevant registration officer

        3. 53.Orders for production of documents

        4. 54.Retention of documents

      6. PART 6

        1. 55.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of a candidate

      7. PART 7

        1. Note:—The forms contained in this Appendix may be adapted so...

  7. Explanatory Note

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