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The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title, commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.The statement and the question to be asked in a referendum

  5. 4.Publicity and other information in connection with referendums

  6. 5.Restriction on publication etc. of promotional material

  7. 6.General restriction on referendum expenses

  8. 7.Notional referendum expenses

  9. 8.Conduct of referendum

  10. 9.Counting officer

  11. 10.Result of referendum or further referendum

  12. 11.Procedures for questioning referendum

  13. 12.Immediate consequences of referendum petitions

  14. 13.Determination of referendum petitions and subsequent procedures

  15. 14.Time

  16. 15.Advertisements

  17. 16.Non-domestic rating: premises used for referendum purposes

  18. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      STATEMENTS AND QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN A REFERENDUM

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Matters relevant to Referendum Expenses

      1. 1.Advertising of any nature (whatever the medium used). Expenses in...

      2. 2.Unsolicited material addressed to voters (whether addressed to them by...

      3. 3.Any material of a description referred to in regulation 5(1)....

      4. 4.Market research or canvassing conducted for the purposes of ascertaining...

      5. 5.The provision of any services or facilities in connection with...

      6. 6.Transport (by any means) of persons to any place or...

      7. 7.Rallies and other events, including public meetings organised so as...

      8. 8.Nothing in paragraphs 1 to 7 is to be taken...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      The Local Government Act Referendums Rules

      1. PART 1 Title and Interpretation

        1. 1.Title

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. PART 2 Provisions as to Time

        1. 3.The proceedings at the referendum must be conducted in accordance...

        2. 4.Computation of time

      3. PART 3 General Provisions

        1. 5.Notice of referendum

        2. 6.Poll to be taken by ballot

        3. 7.The ballot papers

        4. 8.The corresponding number list

        5. 9.The official mark

        6. 10.Prohibition of disclosure of vote

        7. 11.Use of schools and public rooms

      4. PART 4 Action to be Taken Before the Poll

        1. 12.Notice of poll

        2. 13.Postal ballot papers

        3. 14.Provision of polling stations

        4. 15.Appointment of presiding officers and polling clerks

        5. 16.Issue of official poll cards

        6. 17.Equipment of polling stations

        7. 18.Appointment of polling observers and counting observers

        8. 19.Notification of requirement of secrecy

        9. 20.Return of postal ballot papers

      5. PART 5 The Poll

        1. 21.Admission to polling station

        2. 22.Keeping of order in station

        3. 23.Sealing of ballot boxes

        4. 24.Questions to be put to voters and proxies

        5. 25.Challenge of voter or proxy

        6. 26.Voting procedure

        7. 27.Votes marked by presiding officer

        8. 28.Voting by persons with disabilities

        9. 29.Tendered ballot papers: circumstances where available

        10. 30.Tendered ballot papers: general provisions

        11. 31.Spoilt ballot papers

        12. 32.Correction of errors on day of poll

        13. 33.Adjournment of poll in case of riot

        14. 34.Procedure on close of poll

      6. PART 6 Counting of Votes

        1. 35.Attendance at counting of votes

        2. 36.The count

        3. 37.Re-count

        4. 38.Rejected ballot papers

        5. 39.Decisions on ballot papers

        6. 40.Equality of votes

      7. PART 7 Declaration of Result and Disposal of Documents

        1. 41.Declaration of result

        2. 42.Sealing up of ballot papers

        3. 43.Delivery of documents to relevant registration officer

        4. 44.Orders for production of documents

        5. 45.Retention of documents

      8. PART 8 Appendix of Forms

        1. Note:— The forms contained in this Appendix may be adapted...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Application, with Modifications, of Acts and Subordinate Legislation

      1. 1.Interpretation

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Application, with further modifications, of the Representation of the People Act 1983 in relation to Referendum Petitions

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Modifications of the Election Petition Rules 1960

  19. Explanatory Note

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