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The Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

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54.—(1) Rule 16(1) (the ballot papers) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2) omit sub-paragraph (d).

(3) In paragraph (2A)—

(a)after “If” insert “, on behalf of” and after “rule 5A(1)” insert “, the registered nominating officer of that party”;

(b)after paragraph (2B) insert—

(2C) If, on behalf of a candidate who is the subject of two or more parties’ authorisations under rule 5A(1B)(2) the registered nominating officers of those parties so request, the ballot paper must contain, against the candidate’s particulars, the registered emblem of one of those parties (or, as the case may be, one of its registered emblems).

(2D) The request mentioned in paragraph (2C) must be—

(a)made in writing by the nominating officers of the parties jointly to the returning officer, and

(b)received by the returning officer before the last time for the delivery of nomination papers..

(4) After paragraph (3) insert—

(4) In this rule “registered nominating officer” means the person registered as a party’s nominating officer under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(3) or a person authorised by the nominating officer to act on his or her behalf..

(1)

Rule 16 was amended by S.I. 1987/168; paragraph 59 of Schedule 1 to the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c.22); and is modified in the case of a combined election by paragraph 15 of the Schedule to the Elections Act 2001 (c.7).

(2)

Rule 5A was inserted by S.I. 2001/417 and amended by S.I. 2010/1178.

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