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The Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

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78.  (1)  Paragraphs (2) and (3) prescribe the envelopes which are to be issued to a postal voter in addition to the ballot paper and declaration of identity (which are issued under rule 24 of the elections rules(1)).

(2) There shall be issued an envelope for the return of the postal ballot paper and the declaration of identity (referred to as a “covering envelope”) which shall be marked with the letter “B”.

(3) There shall also be issued a smaller envelope (referred to as a “ballot paper envelope”) which shall be marked with—

(a)the letter “A”;

(b)the words “ballot paper envelope”; and

(c)the number of the ballot paper, unless the envelope has a window through which the number on the ballot paper (or ballot papers) can be displayed.

(4) Where the polls are taken together—

(a)the envelope referred to in paragraph (2) must also be marked “Covering envelope for the [insert the colour of the ballot paper] coloured ballot paper”; and

(b)on the envelope referred to in paragraph (3) after the words “Ballot paper envelope” there must be added “for the [insert colour of the ballot paper]coloured ballot paper”.

(1)

Rule 24 was substituted by paragraph 10(3) of Schedule 6 to the 2000 Act and then by section 37 of the 2006 Act (c22).

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