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18. After section 57(1) (rules for conduct of elections) insert—
57A. (1) The returning officer at a local election may take such steps as the returning officer thinks appropriate to remedy any act or omission on the returning officer’s part, or on the part of a relevant person, which—
(a)arises in connection with any function the returning officer or relevant person has in relation to the election; and
(b)is not in accordance with the rules or any other requirements applicable to the election.
(2) But a returning officer may not under subsection (1) re-count the votes given at an election after the result has been declared.
(3) These are the relevant persons—
(a)the registration officer;
(b)a presiding officer;
(c)a person providing goods or services to the returning officer;
(d)a deputy of any person mentioned in paragraph (a) to (c) or a person appointed to assist, or in the course of that person’s employment assisting, such a person in connection with any function that person has in relation to the election.”.
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