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The Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

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60.—(1) Rule 26(1) (equipment of polling stations) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2) after “unlocked” insert “or, where the box has no lock, the seal being broken”.

(3) Omit paragraph (3)(b).

(4) After paragraph (3)(d) insert—

(e)a list consisting of that part of the list prepared under rule 16A which contains the numbers (but not the other unique identifying marks) corresponding to those on the ballot papers provided to the presiding officer of the polling station..

(5) After paragraph (3ZB) insert—

(3ZC) Subject to paragraph (3ZD), the list provided under paragraph (3)(e) must be in the form 8A in the Appendix.

(3ZD) Where the poll at a local election is to be taken with the poll at an election under subsection (1) or (2) of section 15 of the Representation of the People Act 1985(2), the list provided under paragraph (3)(e) must be in the form 8B in the Appendix.

(3ZE) Where proof has been given to the returning officer’s satisfaction of the death of a candidate named in the ballot paper as an independent candidate (within the meaning of rule 61), the returning officer must provide each presiding officer with sufficient number of notices informing the voters that the candidate has died for display in every compartment of every polling station..

(1)

Rule 26 was amended by S.I. 2001/417 and, in the case of a combined election, by paragraph 19 of the Schedule to the Elections Act 2001 (c.7).

(2)

1985 c. 50; section 15 was amended by section 3 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986 (c. 3) and section 3 of the Elections Act 2001 (c. 7). Other amendments made to this section are not relevant to this Order.

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