SCHEDULE 2Further provision about voting in the referendum

PART 3Postal voting: issue and receipt of ballot papers

Opening of ballot paper envelopes

40(1)The counting officer must open separately each ballot paper envelope placed in the receptacle for ballot paper envelopes.

(2)The counting officer must place—

(a)in the postal ballot box, any postal ballot paper the number on which is the same as the number on the ballot paper envelope,

(b)in the receptacle for rejected votes, any other postal ballot paper, which is to be marked “provisionally rejected” and to which is to be attached the ballot paper envelope, and

(c)in the receptacle for rejected ballot paper envelopes, any ballot paper envelope which is to be marked “provisionally rejected” because it does not contain a postal ballot paper.