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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F156(1)The General Synod must make rules relating to the conduct of an election to the House of Laity (including an election to fill a casual vacancy).E

(2)The rules may, in particular, make provision as to—

(a)the system by which, and the manner in which, the election is to be conducted;

(b)the process for issuing invitations to nominate and for the lodging and scrutiny of nominations;

(c)the conditions for the validity of a nomination;

(d)the preparation, circulation and distribution of election addresses and other election papers;

(e)the conditions for the validity of a vote in the election;

(f)the functions which the presiding officer is required or authorised to carry out in connection with the election;

(g)the assistance which the body nominated under Rule 53(2) may provide to a presiding officer;

(h)the entitlement of a presiding officer to a fee for the exercise of a function in connection with the election and the entitlement of the body nominated under Rule 53(2) to a fee for the assistance it provides to a presiding officer;

(i)the liability to pay the expenses of the election.

(3)The rules may, in so far as they provide for an election to the House of Laity to involve a system of electronic voting, modify the application of any provision of these Rules.

(4)The rules may—

(a)make different provision for different cases;

(b)make provision which applies generally or for specified cases or subject to specified exceptions;

(c)make supplementary, transitional or saving provision;

(d)make provision which confers a discretion on a person.

(5)The rules are to be made in accordance with the Standing Orders of the General Synod.]

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