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Business Improvement Districts Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

Section 17: Regulations about ballots

Section 17 allows the Department to make regulations governing the ballot process, particularly, but not exclusively, in relation to:


The timing of ballots;


The persons entitled to vote;


The question to be asked in a ballot;


The allocation of votes to those eligible ratepayers entitled to vote in a ballot,


The form that ballots may take;


The persons who are to hold ballots;


The conduct of ballots;


Allowing the Department to declare ballots void in cases of material irregularity;


Enabling a district council to recover the costs of a ballot.

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