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(1G)    

References in this rule to producing a document are to producing it for

 

inspection.”.

 

(3)    

The following shall be inserted after Rule 38(1) (incapacitated voter’s vote to be

 

marked on ballot paper on application)—

 

“(1A)    

Paragraphs (1A) to (1G) of Rule 37 shall apply in the case of a voter who

 

applies under paragraph (1) above as they apply in the case of a voter who

 

applies under Rule 37(1), but reading references to delivering a ballot

 

paper to a voter as references to causing a voter’s vote to be marked on a

 

ballot paper.”.

 

(4)    

The following shall be inserted after Rule 39(2) (blind voter to be allowed

 

assistance of companion on application)—

 

“(2A)    

Paragraphs (1A) to (1G) of Rule 37 shall apply in the case of a voter who

 

applies under paragraph (1) above as they apply in the case of a voter who

 

applies under Rule 37(1), but reading references to delivering a ballot

 

paper to a voter as references to granting a voter’s application.”.

 

(5)    

The following shall be inserted after Rule 40(1) (person entitled to mark tendered

 

ballot paper after another has voted)—

 

“(1A)    

Paragraphs (1A) to (1G) of Rule 37 shall apply in the case of a person

 

who seeks to mark a tendered ballot under paragraph (1) above as they

 

apply in the case of a voter who applies for a ballot paper under Rule

 

37(1).

 

(1B)    

Paragraph (1C) below applies where a presiding officer refuses to deliver

 

a ballot paper to a person under paragraph (1C) of Rule 37 (including that

 

paragraph as applied by Rule 38 or 39 or this Rule).

 

(1C)    

The person shall, on satisfactorily answering the questions permitted by

 

law to be asked at the poll, nevertheless be entitled, subject to the

 

following provisions of this Rule, to mark a ballot paper (in these Rules

 

referred to as “a tendered ballot paper”) in the same manner as any other

 

voter.”.

 

(6)    

The following shall be inserted after Rule 40(4)—

 

“(5)    

A person who marks a tendered ballot paper under paragraph (1C) above

 

shall sign the paper, unless it was marked after an application was refused

 

under Rule 38 or 39.

 

(6)    

A paper which is required to be signed under paragraph (5) above and is

 

not so signed shall be void.”’.

 


 

Moratorium on electoral modernisation pilots

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Withdrawn  NC14

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘No electoral modernisation pilot scheme which uses electronic voting and

 

electronic counting systems under section 10 (pilot schemes for local elections in


 
 

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England and Wales) of the 2000 Act shall be commenced for a period of five

 

years beginning on the day on which this Act is passed.’.

 


 

Review of electoral modernisation piloting

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Not called  NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint a Committee to conduct a review of electoral

 

modernisation piloting.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint no fewer than five and no more than ten

 

members of the Committee, who have, in the opinion of the Secretary of State,

 

relevant knowledge and experience.

 

(3)    

The Committee shall complete the review and report to the Secretary of State no

 

later than five years after the commencement of this Act.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report before Parliament as soon as

 

is reasonably practicable.’.

 


 

Mr Michael Wills

 

Question proposed  153

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  43,  leave out ‘£200’ and insert ‘£5,000, or £1,000 where

 

subsection (4A) of section 54A applies,’.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.00 a.m.


 
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