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The National Assembly for Wales (Returning Officers' Charges) Order 2006

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PART IIIExpenses of a Constituency Returning Officer or a Regional Returning Officer for which No Maximum Recoverable Amounts are Specified

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8.  The expenses of a constituency returning officer or a regional returning officer referred to in paragraphs 9 to 20 are expenses for which no maximum recoverable amounts are specified.

Travelling and overnight subsistence expenses

9.  Travelling and overnight subsistence expenses at an Assembly election—

(a)of a constituency returning officer or a regional returning officer;

(b)of any person where that person’s services have been placed at the disposal of a constituency returning officer or a regional returning officer under article 18 of the 2003 Order;

(c)of any presiding officer or poll clerk; and

(d)of any clerical or other assistant employed by the constituency returning officer or regional returning officer.

Printing etc of the ballot papers

10.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer or a regional returning officer at an Assembly election in printing or otherwise producing the ballot papers.

Printing etc of the poll cards and supporting documentation and their delivery

11.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in printing or otherwise producing the official poll cards and any supporting documentation relevant to and in connection with the electoral process (not required to be printed or otherwise produced by or under the 2003 Order) and in delivering such cards together with any such documentation to the voters.

Expenses of printing etc documents

12.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer or a regional returning officer at an Assembly election in printing or otherwise producing and, where appropriate, publishing other documents and notices required to be so printed, produced or published by or under the 2003 Order.

Expenses in renting etc any building or room

13.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in renting, heating, lighting and cleaning any building or room.

Expenses of temporarily adapting any building or room etc

14.—(1) Subject to paragraph 15, expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in temporarily adapting any building or room and in restoring it to a fit condition for its normal use.

(2) Expenses for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) includes expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in the provision of voting compartments for polling stations (in which voters can make their votes screened from observation) and such other furniture as may be necessary for such stations.

15.  Fifty per cent of the expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in purchasing temporary ramps for installation at polling stations so as to provide access to those polling stations by voters with a mobility impairment (notwithstanding that the constituency returning officer may be entitled to any subsidy or payment in respect of the purchase of such ramps, such subsidy or payment not to exceed fifty per cent of the cost of each ramp).

Expenses of provision of ballot boxes etc

16.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in the provision of ballot boxes and instruments for stamping on ballot papers the official mark.

Expenses of conveying of ballot boxes etc to and from polling station

17.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in the conveyance to and from the polling station—

(a)of the ballot boxes and ballot papers; and

(b)of the voting compartments, any other furniture necessary for polling stations and instruments to stamp the official mark on the ballot papers.

Expenses of provision of stationery etc

18.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer or a regional returning officer at an Assembly election in the provision of stationery and writing implements and in postage, telephone and bank charges and other miscellaneous items.

Expenses of provision of large version of ballot paper etc

19.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in providing large versions of the ballot paper in polling stations for the assistance of voters who are partially-sighted and devices for enabling voters who are blind or partially-sighted to vote without any need for assistance from the presiding officer or any companion.

Expenses in connection with provision of security measures

20.  Expenses of a constituency returning officer at an Assembly election in connection with the provision of security measures.

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