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The Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Rules for Authority elections

  5. 4.Modification to the Rules where votes are counted manually

  6. 5.Rules for Authority elections combined with a relevant election or referendum

  7. 6.Modifications to the combined Rules where votes are counted manually

  8. 7.Modifications to the election timetable at by-elections

  9. 8.Notices

  10. 9.Forms

  11. 10.Returning officers’ duties

  12. 11.GLRO’s power of direction

  13. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE CONSTITUENCY MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        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.Correction of minor errors

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

        9. 13.Nomination in more than one Assembly constituency

        10. 14.Withdrawal of candidates

        11. 15.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 16.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 17.The ballot papers

        3. 18.The corresponding number list

        4. 19.The official mark

        5. 20.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 21.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 22.Notice of poll

        8. 23.Postal ballot papers

        9. 24.Provision of polling stations

        10. 25.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        11. 26.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 27.Information for voters

        13. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        14. 29.Notices for the guidance of voters

        15. 30.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        16. 31.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        17. 32.Return of postal ballot papers

        18. 33.Admission to polling station

        19. 34.Keeping of order in station

        20. 35.Sealing of ballot boxes

        21. 36.Questions to be put to voters

        22. 37.Challenge of voter

        23. 38.Voting procedure

        24. 39.Votes marked by presiding officer

        25. 40.Voting by persons with disabilities

        26. 41.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        27. 42.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        28. 43.Spoilt and replacement ballot papers

        29. 44.Correction of errors on day of poll

        30. 45.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        31. 46.Procedure on close of poll

        32. 47.Attendance at verification and the counting of votes

        33. 48.Use of the electronic counting system

        34. 49.Verification and the count

        35. 50.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 51.Decisions on ballot papers

        37. 52.Re-count

        38. 53.Equality of votes

      5. PART 5

        1. 54.Declaration of result

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

      6. PART 6

        1. 56.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 57.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 58.Orders for production of documents

        4. 59.Retention and destruction of documents and records

      7. PART 7

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

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      THE LONDON MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates: individual candidates

        3. 7.Nomination of candidates: list candidates

        4. 8.Nomination papers: general provisions

        5. 9.Consent to nomination

        6. 10.Deposits

        7. 11.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        8. 12.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        9. 13.Correction of minor errors

        10. 14.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        11. 15.Withdrawal or death of candidate

        12. 16.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 17.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 18.The ballot papers

        3. 19.The corresponding number list

        4. 20.The official mark

        5. 21.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 22.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 23.Notice of poll

        8. 24.Postal ballot papers

        9. 25.Provision of polling stations

        10. 26.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        11. 27.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 28.Information for voters

        13. 29.Equipment of polling stations

        14. 30.Notices for the guidance of voters

        15. 31.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        16. 32.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        17. 33.Return of postal ballot papers

        18. 34.Admission to polling station

        19. 35.Keeping of order in station

        20. 36.Sealing of ballot boxes

        21. 37.Questions to be put to voters

        22. 38.Challenge of voter

        23. 39.Voting procedure

        24. 40.Votes marked by presiding officer

        25. 41.Voting by persons with disabilities

        26. 42.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        27. 43.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        28. 44.Spoilt and replacement ballot papers

        29. 45.Correction of errors on day of poll

        30. 46.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        31. 47.Procedure on close of poll

        32. 48.Attendance at verification and the local count

        33. 49.Use of the electronic counting system

        34. 50.Verification and the local count

        35. 51.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 52.Decision on ballot papers

        37. 53.Re-count

        38. 54.Procedure at conclusion of local count

        39. 55.Attendance at allocation of seats

        40. 56.The calculation

      5. PART 5

        1. 57.Declaration of result

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

      6. PART 6

        1. 59.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 60.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 61.Orders for production of documents

        4. 62.Retention and destruction of documents and records

      7. PART 7

        1. 63.Interpretation of Part 7

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

        3. 65.Notification of vacancy

        4. 66.Unwilling candidate or objection by registered party

        5. 67.Acceptance of office and further notification

      8. PART 8

        1. 68.Declarations as to election expenses

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE MAYORAL ELECTION RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        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.Correction of minor errors

        9. 13.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        10. 14.Withdrawal of candidature

        11. 15.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 16.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 17.The ballot papers

        3. 18.The corresponding number list

        4. 19.The official mark

        5. 20.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 21.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 22.Notice of poll

        8. 23.Postal ballot papers

        9. 24.Provision of polling stations

        10. 25.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        11. 26.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 27.Information for voters

        13. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        14. 29.Notices for the guidance of voters

        15. 30.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        16. 31.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        17. 32.Return of postal ballot papers

        18. 33.Admission to polling station

        19. 34.Keeping of order in station

        20. 35.Sealing of ballot boxes

        21. 36.Questions to be put to voters

        22. 37.Challenge of voter

        23. 38.Voting procedure

        24. 39.Votes marked by presiding officer

        25. 40.Voting by persons with disabilities

        26. 41.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        27. 42.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        28. 43.Spoilt and replacement ballot papers

        29. 44.Correction of errors on day of poll

        30. 45.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        31. 46.Procedure on close of poll

        32. 47.Attendance at verification and the local count

        33. 48.Use of the electronic counting system

        34. 49.Verification and the local count

        35. 50.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 51.Decisions on ballot papers

        37. 52.Re-count

        38. 53.Procedure at conclusion of local count

        39. 54.Attendance at the central calculation

        40. 55.The first calculation and resolution of equality

      5. PART 5

        1. 56.The second calculation and resolution of equality

      6. PART 6

        1. 57.Declaration of result

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

      7. PART 7

        1. 59.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 60.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 61.Orders for production of documents

        4. 62.Retention and destruction of documents and records

      8. PART 8

        1. 63.Deceased independent candidate

        2. 64.Deceased independent candidate wins

        3. 65.Deceased party candidate

        4. 66.Abandoned poll

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MANUAL COUNT RULES

      1. 1.Citation

      2. 2.Interpretation

      3. 3.If the votes at an Authority election are counted without...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      THE CONSTITUENCY MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        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.Correction of minor errors

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

        9. 13.Nomination in more than one Assembly constituency

        10. 14.Withdrawal of candidates

        11. 15.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 16.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 17.The ballot papers

        3. 18.The corresponding number list

        4. 19.The official mark

        5. 20.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 21.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 22.Notice of poll

        8. 23.Postal ballot papers

        9. 24.Provision of polling stations

        10. 25.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        11. 26.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 27.Information for voters

        13. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        14. 29.Notices for the guidance of voters

        15. 30.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        16. 31.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        17. 32.Return of postal ballot papers

        18. 33.Admission to polling station

        19. 34.Keeping of order in station

        20. 35.Sealing of ballot boxes

        21. 36.Questions to be put to voters

        22. 37.Challenge of voter

        23. 38.Voting procedure

        24. 39.Votes marked by presiding officer

        25. 40.Voting by persons with disabilities

        26. 41.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        27. 42.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        28. 43.Spoilt and replacement ballot papers

        29. 44.Correction of errors on day of poll

        30. 45.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        31. 46.Procedure on close of poll

        32. 47.Attendance at verification and the counting of votes

        33. 48.Use of the electronic counting system

        34. 49.Verification and the count

        35. 50.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 51.Decisions on ballot papers

        37. 52.Re-count

        38. 53.Equality of votes

      5. PART 5

        1. 54.Declaration of result

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

      6. PART 6

        1. 56.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 57.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 58.Orders for production of documents

        4. 59.Retention and destruction of documents and records

      7. PART 7

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

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      THE LONDON MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates: individual candidates

        3. 7.Nomination of candidates: list candidates

        4. 8.Nomination papers: general provisions

        5. 9.Consent to nomination

        6. 10.Deposits

        7. 11.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        8. 12.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        9. 13.Correction of minor errors

        10. 14.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        11. 15.Withdrawal or death of candidate

        12. 16.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 17.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 18.The ballot papers

        3. 19.The corresponding number list

        4. 20.The official mark

        5. 21.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 22.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 23.Notice of poll

        8. 24.Postal ballot papers

        9. 25.Provision of polling stations

        10. 26.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        11. 27.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 28.Information for voters

        13. 29.Equipment of polling stations

        14. 30.Notices for the guidance of voters

        15. 31.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        16. 32.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        17. 33.Return of postal ballot papers

        18. 34.Admission to polling station

        19. 35.Keeping of order in station

        20. 36.Sealing of ballot boxes

        21. 37.Questions to be put to voters

        22. 38.Challenge of voter

        23. 39.Voting procedure

        24. 40.Votes marked by presiding officer

        25. 41.Voting by persons with disabilities

        26. 42.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        27. 43.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        28. 44.Spoilt and replacement ballot papers

        29. 45.Correction of errors on day of poll

        30. 46.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        31. 47.Procedure on close of poll

        32. 48.Attendance at verification and the counting of votes

        33. 49.Use of the electronic counting system

        34. 50.Verification and the local count

        35. 51.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 52.Decision on ballot papers

        37. 53.Re-count

        38. 54.Procedure at conclusion of local count

        39. 55.Attendance at allocation of seats

        40. 56.The calculation

      5. PART 5

        1. 57.Declaration of result

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

      6. PART 6

        1. 59.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 60.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 61.Orders for production of documents

        4. 62.Retention and destruction of documents and records

      7. PART 7

        1. 63.Interpretation of Part 7

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

        3. 65.Notification of vacancy

        4. 66.Unwilling candidate or objection by registered party

        5. 67.Acceptance of office and further notification

      8. PART 8

        1. 68.Declarations as to election expenses

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      THE MAYORAL ELECTION RULES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of election

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        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.Correction of minor errors

        9. 13.Inspection of nomination papers and consent to nomination

        10. 14.Withdrawal of candidature

        11. 15.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 16.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 17.The ballot papers

        3. 18.The corresponding number list

        4. 19.The official mark

        5. 20.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 21.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 22.Notice of poll

        8. 23.Postal ballot papers

        9. 24.Provision of polling stations

        10. 25.Appointment of presiding officers and clerks

        11. 26.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 27.Information for voters

        13. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        14. 29.Notices for the guidance of voters

        15. 30.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        16. 31.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        17. 32.Return of postal ballot papers

        18. 33.Admission to polling station

        19. 34.Keeping of order in station

        20. 35.Sealing of ballot boxes

        21. 36.Questions to be put to voters

        22. 37.Challenge of voter

        23. 38.Voting procedure

        24. 39.Votes marked by presiding officer

        25. 40.Voting by persons with disabilities

        26. 41.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        27. 42.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        28. 43.Spoilt and replacement ballot papers

        29. 44.Correction of errors on day of poll

        30. 45.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        31. 46.Procedure on close of poll

        32. 47.Attendance at verification and the counting of votes

        33. 48.Use of the electronic counting system

        34. 49.Verification and the local count

        35. 50.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 51.Decisions on ballot papers

        37. 52.Re-count

        38. 53.Procedure at conclusion of local count

        39. 54.Attendance at the central calculation

        40. 55.The first calculation and resolution of equality

      5. PART 5

        1. 56.The second calculation and resolution of equality

      6. PART 6

        1. 57.Declaration of result

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

      7. PART 7

        1. 59.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 60.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 61.Orders for production of documents

        4. 62.Retention and destruction of documents and records

      8. PART 8

        1. 63.Deceased independent candidate

        2. 64.Deceased independent candidate wins

        3. 65.Party candidate

        4. 66.Abandoned poll

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      COMBINED MANUAL COUNT RULES

      1. 1.Citation

      2. 2.Interpretation

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTICES FOR GUIDANCE OF VOTERS

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Requirement relating to all notices

      3. 3.Notices for the guidance of voters to be exhibited—

      4. 4.Notices provided must be of the same description and appearance...

      5. 5.Notices may contain any information providing guidance to voters as...

      6. 6.Requirements relating to specific notices

      7. 7.Notices for display inside a polling station may also contain...

      8. 8.Notices for display inside a voting compartment shall contain information...

      9. 9.Notices for display inside a polling booth may also contain—...

      10. 10.All notices shall be easily legible.

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Schedule of Forms

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.The forms in this Schedule may be adapted so far...

      3. Forms

  14. Explanatory Note

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