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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
Schedule 5 — Combination of polls: England
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Part 1

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If you accidentally spoil any of your ballot papers, you can apply to the

 
  

counting officer for replacements before 5 pm on [day/date of poll]. You must

 
  

return all the ballot papers, the postal voting statement and the envelopes

 
  

marked A and B. Make sure you contact the counting officer as soon as

 
  

possible.

 

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Your ballot papers and the postal voting statement must be received by the

 
  

counting officer by 10 pm on [day/date of poll]. You can deliver your

 
  

completed postal votes to any polling station in your voting area on polling

 
  

day.

 
 

It is an offence to vote using a ballot paper that is not addressed to you.

 

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It is illegal to vote more than once in the same referendum (unless you are

 
 

appointed as a proxy for another person).

 
 

It is illegal to vote more than once at the same election (unless you are

 
 

appointed as a proxy for another person).

 
 

#(Counting officer to omit where a person has been granted a waiver)

 

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*Delete as appropriate

 
   
 

Paragraph 14(2)

Form 3 - Form of postal voting statement (for use where proceedings on issue

and receipt of postal ballot papers not combined)

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Postal Voting Statement

 
 


 
   
 

*Voter’s name: .................................

Ballot paper no. .......................

 
  

(insert colour)

 

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*Counting officer to insert name but omit where ballot papers sent to an anonymous elector

 
  

[other identifying mark]

 
 

You must provide your [# signature and] date of birth. If you do not, the postal

 
 

voting statement will be invalid and your vote will not be counted.

 
 

I AM THE PERSON THE BALLOT PAPER NUMBERED ABOVE WAS SENT TO

 

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Date of birth

DDMMYYYY

(voter’s date of birth)

 
 
 

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Schedule 5 — Combination of polls: England
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Part 1

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#Signature

 

(voter’s signature)

 
   

IMPORTANT - Keep

 
   

signature within border

 
 

#(Counting officer to omit where a person has been granted a waiver)

 
 

It is an offence to vote using a ballot paper that is not addressed to you.

 

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PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTER

 
 

Issued by the counting officer

 
 

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTER

 
 

Complete the ballot paper yourself and in private. If you need help, contact the

 
 

counting officer’s staff as shown below.

 

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[contact details for assistance; include address as appropriate]

 
 

1.

You must provide your [#signature and] date of birth. You must do this

 
  

even if you have already signed a postal voting statement in respect of [an

 
  

election]*[or]*[another referendum]* to be held on the same day. If you do

 
  

not, the postal voting statement will be invalid and your vote will not be

 

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counted.

 
 

2.

Vote by marking one box only. Do not mark the ballot paper in any other

 
  

way or your vote may not be counted.

 
 

3.

Mark a cross (X) in the box on the right hand side of the ballot paper

 
  

opposite the answer you are voting for.

 

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4.

If you need help in voting, the person helping you must not tell anyone how

 
  

you voted.

 
 

5.

Put the ballot paper in the small envelope marked A and seal it.

 
 

6.

Complete the postal voting statement by [#signing it, and] providing your

 
  

date of birth.

 

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7.

Then put the envelope marked A together with the postal voting statement

 
  

in the larger envelope marked B. Return it straightaway.

 
 

8.

After receiving this postal vote, you cannot vote in person at a polling

 
  

station in this referendum.

 
 

9.

If you accidentally spoil your ballot paper, you can apply to the counting

 

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officer for a replacement before 5 pm on [day/date of poll]. You must return

 
  

the spoilt ballot paper, the postal voting statement and the envelopes

 
  

marked A and B. Make sure you contact the counting officer as soon as

 
  

possible.

 
 
 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
Schedule 5 — Combination of polls: England
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Part 1

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!

Your ballot paper and the postal voting statement must be received by the

 
  

counting officer by 10 pm on [day/date of poll]. You can deliver your

 
  

completed postal vote to any polling station in your voting area on polling

 
  

day.

 
 

It is an offence to vote using a ballot paper that is not addressed to you.

 

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It is illegal to vote more than once (unless you are appointed as a proxy for

 
 

another person) in this referendum.

 
 

#(Counting officer to omit where a person has been granted a waiver)

 
 

*Delete as appropriate

 
   

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Paragraph 19(1)

Form 4 - Form of corresponding number list (to be used in polling stations for

combined polls)

 

Voting area/electoral division/electoral area/ward/parish:

 
 

........................................

 

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Date of Poll: .........................................

 
 

Polling Station: .....................................

 
 

Sheet No.: .............................................

 
 

Ballot Paper Number (identify the

Elector Number

 
 

number issued for the referendum/

  

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election)

  
    
    
    
    

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Part 3 — Forms referred to in Part 1

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Form 5 - guidance for voters to be exhibited inside and outside every polling

station

 

1.

When you are given your ballot papers go to one of the compartments.

 
 

2.

A.

At the referendum on the voting system for United Kingdom

 
   

parliamentary elections mark a cross (X) in the box on the right hand side

 

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of the [specify colour] ballot paper opposite the answer you are voting for.

 
  

[B.

At the local government election(s) mark a cross (X) in the box on the

 
   

right hand side of [the]* [each]* ballot paper opposite the name of [the]*

 
   

[each]* candidate you are voting for. The ballot paper[s]* for the local

 
   

government election(s) [is]* [are]* coloured [specify colour(s)]. [Vote for

 

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ONE candidate only.]*[Vote for no more than [specify number]

 
   

candidates.]*]*

 
  

[C.

At the [specify parish council] election mark a cross (X) in the box on the

 
   

right hand side of the [specify colour] ballot paper opposite the name of

 
   

the candidate[s]* for whom you are voting. [Vote for ONE candidate

 

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only.]*[Vote for no more than [specify number] candidates.]*]*

 
  

[D.

At the [specify] referendum mark a cross (X) in the box on the right hand

 
   

side of the [specify colour] ballot paper opposite the answer you are voting

 
   

for.]*

 
  

[E.

At the Mayoral election mark a cross (X) in the box on the right hand side

 

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of the [specify colour] ballot paper opposite the name[s]* of the

 
   

candidate[s]* you are voting for. [Vote for ONE candidate only.]* [Vote

 
   

ONCE in column one for your first choice and vote ONCE in column two

 
   

for your second choice.]*]*

 
 

3.

Fold each ballot paper in two. Show the presiding officer the number and other

 

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unique identifying mark on the back of the ballot paper, but do not let anyone see

 
  

your vote. Put each ballot paper in the [appropriate]* ballot box and leave the

 
  

polling station.

 
 

4.

Vote once only in [each]*[the]* referendum and vote only for the number of

 
  

candidates specified on each ballot paper for an election. Put no other mark on the

 

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ballot paper, or your vote may not be counted.

 
 

5.

If by mistake you spoil a ballot paper, show it to the presiding officer and ask for

 
  

another one.

 
   
 

* Complete or omit as necessary.

 

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Schedule 5 — Combination of polls: England
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Part 1

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Paragraph 22(1)

Form 6 - Guidance for voters to be exhibited in every polling station

compartment

 

REFERENDUM ON THE VOTING SYSTEM FOR

 

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UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

 
 

*[specify colour] ballot paper

 
 

Mark one box only.

 
   
 

*[specify name of council] COUNCIL ELECTION

 

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*[specify colour] ballot paper

 
 

*vote for no more than [specify number] candidates

 
 

*vote for ONE candidate only

 
   
 

*[specify name of parish] COUNCIL ELECTION

 

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*[specify colour] ballot paper

 
 

*vote for no more than [specify number] candidates

 
 

*vote for ONE candidate only

 
   
 

*[SPECIFY OTHER] REFERENDUM

 

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*[specify colour] ballot paper

 
 

Mark one box only.

 
   
 

*ELECTION OF THE MAYOR OF [specify name of council]

 
 

*[specify colour] ballot paper

 

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*vote for ONE candidate only

 
 

*vote ONCE for your first choice and ONCE for your second choice

 
   
 

PUT NO OTHER MARKS ON THE BALLOT PAPERS OR YOUR VOTES MAY

 
 

NOT BE COUNTED.

 

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* Complete or omit as necessary.

 
 
 

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Part 3 — Forms referred to in Part 1

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Paragraph 25(2)

Form 7 - Form of certificate of employment

 

Referendum on the voting system for United Kingdom parliamentary

 
 

elections

 

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[insert name of voting area]

 
 

I certify that (name) ..................... who is numbered ................... in the register of

 
 

electors cannot reasonably be expected to go in person to the polling station

 
 

allotted to him or her in the referendum on (date of poll) ..................... by reason of

 
 

the particular circumstances of his or her employment on that date for a purpose

 

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connected with the referendum *as a constable / *by me.

 
 

*Delete whichever is inappropriate.

 
  

Signature .................................................

 
  

*Counting officer / police officer (inspector or above)

 
    

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Date ....................................

 
 

Note: The person named above is entitled to vote at any polling station in the

 
 

voting area specified above on production and surrender of this certificate to the

 
 

presiding officer.

 
   

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Paragraph 31(1)

Form 8 - Form of declaration to be made by the companion of a voter with

disabilities

 

I, ................................................................................................... (name of companion)

 
 

of .................................................................................................. (address of companion)

 

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having been requested to assist ..................................................... (name of voter)

 
 

[in the case of a person with disabilities voting as proxy, add

 
 

voting as proxy for ........................................................................ (name of [elector]*

 
 

[or]* [voter]*)]

 
 

whose number on the register is .................................................. to record their vote

 

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at the [referendum(s)]* [and]* [election(s)*]* being held in this [voting area]* [/

 
 

local government area]* [/parish]*

 
 

hereby declare that

 
 
 

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Schedule 6 — Combination of polls: Wales
Part 1 — Provision about combination

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(a)   

[I am entitled to vote as an [elector]* [or]* [voter]* at the said

 
 

[referendum(s)]* [and]* [election(s)]*,]*

 
 

(b)   

[I am the #.................................. of the said voter and have attained the age

 
 

of 18 years,]* and

 
 

(c)   

I have not previously assisted any voter with disabilities [except

 

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.......................... (name of other [elector]* [or]* [ voter]*), of ..........................

 
 

(address of other [elector]* [or]* [voter]*)] to vote at the said

 
 

[referendum(s)]* [or]* [election(s)]*]*.

 
 

#State the relationship of the companion to the voter.

 
 

*Delete as appropriate.

 

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(Signed) .......................................... (companion)

 
 

Date ................................................

 
 

I, the undersigned, being the presiding officer for the .............. polling station for

 
 

.............. the [insert name of voting area] hereby certify that the above declaration,

 
 

having been first read to the above-named declarant, was signed by the declarant

 

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in my presence.

 
 

(Signed)..........................................

 
 

Date ...............................................

 
 

Time ........................................ (am/pm)

 
 


 

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NOTES: (1) If the person making the above declaration knowingly and wilfully

 
 

makes therein a statement false in a material particular, he or she will be guilty of

 
 

an offence.

 
 

(2) A voter with disabilities is a voter who has made a declaration that he or she is

 
 

so incapacitated by blindness or other disability, or by an inability to read, as to be

 

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unable to vote without assistance.

 
 

Schedule 6

Section 4

 

Combination of polls: Wales

Part 1

Provision about combination

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General provisions

Interpretation

1          

The polls to be taken together under section 4(2) are referred to in this

Schedule as “combined polls”.

2          

In this Schedule—

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“Assembly election” means—

 
 

 
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