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The Woking (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

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Elections of the council of the district of Woking

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4.—(1) Elections of all councillors of each ward of the district of Woking are to be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2016.

(2) The councillors holding office for any ward of the district of Woking immediately before the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2016 are to retire on that fourth day and the newly elected councillors are to come into office on that fourth day.

(3) Of the councillors elected on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2016 for any ward of the district of Woking, one is to retire in 2018, one in 2019 and one in 2020.

(4) Subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), of the councillors elected on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2016 for any ward of the district of Woking—

(a)the first to retire is to be the councillor elected by the smallest number of votes; and

(b)the second to retire is to be the councillor elected by the next smallest number of votes.

(5) In the case of an equality of votes between any persons elected which makes it uncertain which of them is to retire in any year, the person to retire that year is to be determined by lot.

(6) If an election of councillors for any ward is not contested, the person to retire in each year is to be determined by lot.

(7) Where under this article any question is to be determined by lot, the lot is to be drawn at the next practicable meeting of the council after the question has arisen and the drawing is to be conducted under the direction of the person presiding at the meeting.

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