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9. After paragraph 7 insert—
7A.—(1) In the case of an application made under paragraph 1(2)(c) by reason of a person’s attendance on a course, the application shall state—
(a)whether the person attending the course is the applicant or his spouse or civil partner;
(b)the nature of the course;
(c)why the applicant cannot reasonably be expected to go in person to his allotted polling station (within the meaning of paragraph 6(6)) by reason of the general nature of the course.
(2) The application shall be attested and signed by a person who—
(a)is aged 18 years or over;
(b)resides in the United Kingdom;
(c)knows the person attending the course;
(d)is not related to the person attending the course; and
(e)is the director or tutor of that course or the principal or head of that institution or an employee to whom this function is delegated by the head or principal.
(3) The person attesting the application shall—
(a)state his name and address;
(b)state that he is aged 18 years or over, that he resides in the United Kingdom, that he knows the person attending the course and that he is not related to the person attending the course;
(c)state the post he holds in the educational institution;
(d)certify that the applicant’s statements under sub-paragraph (1)(a) and (b) are true;
(e)in a case where the applicant is the person attending the course, certify that the applicant’s statement under sub-paragraph (1)(c) is true.
(4) For the purposes of this paragraph one person is related to another if the person is the spouse, civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of the other.”.
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