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The Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Conduct of combined authority mayoral elections

  5. 4.Combination of polls

  6. 5.Returning officer

  7. 6.Combined authority returning officer

  8. 7.Questioning of combined authority mayoral election

  9. 8.Free delivery of election addresses

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Combined Authority Mayoral Elections Rules

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of Election and provision of information to calculate election expense limits

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        3. 7.Nomination papers: name of registered political party

        4. 8.Subscription of nomination paper

        5. 9.Consent to nomination

        6. 10.Deposits

        7. 11.Place for delivery of nomination papers and right to attend nomination

        8. 12.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        9. 13.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        10. 14.Correction of minor errors

        11. 15.Withdrawal of candidature

        12. 16.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 17.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 18.The ballot papers

        3. 19.The corresponding number list

        4. 20.The official mark

        5. 21.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 22.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 23.Notice of poll

        8. 24.Postal ballot papers

        9. 25.Provision of polling stations

        10. 26.Appointment of presiding officers and polling clerks

        11. 27.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        13. 29.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        14. 30.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        15. 31.Return of postal ballot papers

        16. 32.Admission to polling station

        17. 33.Keeping of order in station

        18. 34.Sealing of ballot boxes

        19. 35.Questions to be put to voters

        20. 36.Challenge of voter

        21. 37.Voting procedure

        22. 38.Votes marked by presiding officer

        23. 39.Voting by persons with disabilities

        24. 40.Tendered ballot papers—circumstances where available

        25. 41.Tendered ballot papers—general provisions

        26. 42.Spoilt ballot papers

        27. 43.Correction of errors on day of poll

        28. 44.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        29. 45.Procedure on close of poll

        30. 46.Attendance at verification

        31. 47.Procedure at verification of ballot paper accounts

        32. 48.Additional steps: verification and count carried out at different places

        33. 49.Attendance at the count

        34. 50.The first count

        35. 51.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 52.Decisions on ballot papers

        37. 53.Re-count

        38. 54.Procedure at conclusion of first count

      5. PART 5

        1. 55.The count of second preference votes

        2. 56.The calculation of total votes

      6. PART 6

        1. 57.Combined authority returning officer’s re-count

        2. 58.Combined authority returning officer’s direction to count second preference votes

        3. 59.Returning officer’s final statement, central calculation and declaration of result

        4. 60.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      7. PART 7

        1. 61.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 62.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 63.Orders for production of documents

        4. 64.Retention of documents

      8. PART 8

        1. 65.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of a candidate

      9. PART 9

        1. Forms

        2. Form 1 – Form of nomination paper

        3. Form 2 – Candidate’s consent to nomination

        4. Form 3 – Ballot paper (two candidates)

        5. Front of ballot paper – address withheld

        6. Form 4 – Ballot paper (three or more candidates)

        7. Front of ballot paper – address withheld

        8. Form 5 – Corresponding number list L1

        9. Form 6 – Corresponding number list L2

        10. Form 7 – Postal voting statement

        11. Back of statement

        12. Form 8 – Elector’s official poll card

        13. Back of card

        14. Form 9 – Official postal poll card

        15. Form 10 – Official proxy poll card

        16. Form 11 – Official proxy postal poll card

        17. Form 12 – Directions for the guidance of voters

        18. Form 13 – Certificate of employment

        19. Form 14 – Declaration of the companion of a voter with disabilities

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Modifications of Acts and statutory instrument

      1. 1.The Representation of the People Act 1983

      2. 2.The Representation of the People Act 1985

      3. 3.The Representation of the People Act 2000

      4. 4.The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

      5. 5.The Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001

      6. 6.The Electoral Administration Act 2006

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Combined Authority Mayoral Election (Combination of Polls) Rules

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Citation

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2

        1. 3.Timetable

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3

        1. 5.Notice of Election and provision of information to calculate election expense limits

        2. 6.Nomination of candidates

        3. 7.Nomination papers: name of registered political party

        4. 8.Subscription of nomination paper

        5. 9.Consent to nomination

        6. 10.Deposits

        7. 11.Place for delivery of nomination papers and right to attend nomination

        8. 12.Decisions as to validity of nomination papers

        9. 13.Publication of statement of persons nominated

        10. 14.Correction of minor errors

        11. 15.Withdrawal of candidature

        12. 16.Method of election

      4. PART 4

        1. 17.Poll to be taken by ballot

        2. 18.The ballot papers

        3. 19.The corresponding number list

        4. 20.The official mark

        5. 21.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        6. 22.Use of schools and public rooms

        7. 23.Notice of poll

        8. 24.Postal ballot papers

        9. 25.Provision of polling stations

        10. 26.Appointment of presiding officers and polling clerks

        11. 27.Issue of official poll cards

        12. 28.Equipment of polling stations

        13. 29.Appointment of polling and counting agents

        14. 30.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        15. 31.Return of postal ballot papers

        16. 32.Admission to polling station

        17. 33.Keeping of order in station

        18. 34.Sealing of ballot boxes

        19. 35.Questions to be put to voters

        20. 36.Challenge of voter

        21. 37.Voting procedure

        22. 38.Votes marked by presiding officer

        23. 39.Voting by persons with disabilities

        24. 40.Tendered ballot papers—circumstances where available

        25. 41.Tendered ballot papers—general provisions

        26. 42.Spoilt ballot papers

        27. 43.Correction of errors on day of poll

        28. 44.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        29. 45.Procedure on close of poll

        30. 46.Attendance at verification

        31. 47.Procedure at verification of ballot paper accounts

        32. 48.Additional steps: verification and count carried out at different places

        33. 49.Attendance at the count

        34. 50.The first count

        35. 51.Rejected ballot papers

        36. 52.Decisions on ballot papers

        37. 53.Re-count

        38. 54.Procedure at conclusion of first count

      5. PART 5

        1. 55.The count of second preference votes

        2. 56.The calculation of total votes

      6. PART 6

        1. 57.Combined authority returning officer’s re-count

        2. 58.Combined authority returning officer’s direction to count second preference votes

        3. 59.Returning officer’s final statement, central calculation and declaration of result

        4. 60.Return or forfeiture of candidate’s deposit

      7. PART 7

        1. 61.Sealing up of ballot papers

        2. 62.Delivery and retention of documents

        3. 63.Orders for production of documents

        4. 64.Retention of documents

      8. PART 8

        1. 65.Countermand or abandonment of poll on death of a candidate

      9. PART 9

        1. Form 1: Nomination paper

        2. Form 2: Candidate’s consent to nomination

        3. Form 3: Ballot paper (two candidates)

        4. Front of ballot paper – address withheld

        5. Form 4: Ballot paper (three or more candidates)

        6. Front of ballot paper – address withheld

        7. Form 5: Corresponding Number List L1

        8. Form 6: Corresponding Number List L2

        9. Form 7(1): Postal Voting Statement

        10. Form 7(2): Postal Voting Statement

        11. Form 8: Elector’s official poll card

        12. Form 9: Official postal poll card

        13. Form 10: Official proxy poll card

        14. Form 11: Official proxy postal poll card

        15. Form 12: Directions for guidance of voters

        16. Form 13: Certificate of employment

        17. Form 14: Declaration to be made by the companion of a voter with disabilities.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Combination of polls – amendment of secondary legislation

      1. 1.European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004

      2. 2.The Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) Regulations 2004

      3. 3.The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) Rules 2006

      4. 4.The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006

      5. 5.The Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

      6. 6.The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2012

      7. 7.The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) Regulations 2012

      8. 8.The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Free delivery of election addresses

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “candidate” means a person who stands nominated...

      2. 2.For the purposes of article 8 and this Schedule, an...

      3. 3.(1) An election address must contain matter relating to the...

      4. 4.(1) Subject to any requirements imposed by or under this...

      5. 5.For the purposes of this Schedule, the election booklet is...

      6. 6.(1) The order in which the candidates’ election addresses appear...

      7. 7.(1) Copies of the election booklet shall be delivered by...

      8. 8.(1) Each candidate by whom an election address is submitted...

      9. 9.(1) The amount of any payment made by a candidate...

  11. Explanatory Note

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