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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
Schedule 7 — Combination of polls: Scotland
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Parts 1 and 2

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Direction for postal voting statement being sent to an elector who has been

 
 

granted a signature waiver

 
 

(This direction does not form part of the posting voting statement.)

 
 

**Returning Officer to omit grey signature box and references to signature.

 
   

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Paragraph 19(1)

Form 5 - Form of corresponding number list (to be used in polling stations for

combined polls)

 

Voting area/constituency: ........................................

 
 

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

 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Ballot Paper Number (identify the

Elector Number

 
 

number issued for the referendum/

  
 

election)

  

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Part 3 — Forms referred to in Parts 1 and 2

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Paragraph 21(1)

Form 6 - guidance for voters to be exhibited outside and inside every polling

station

 

1.

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

 
 

2.

On the [insert colour] referendum ballot paper, mark a cross (X) in the box on the

 

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right hand side of the ballot paper opposite the answer you are voting for.

 
 

3.

On the Scottish Parliament ballot papers, coloured [insert colour or colours], mark

 
  

your choices with a cross (X) in the box on the right hand side of each ballot paper

 
  

opposite the name of the candidate or party you are voting for. Put only one X on

 
  

each ballot paper.

 

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4.

Vote once only in the referendum and on each ballot paper for the Scottish

 
  

Parliament election. Put no other mark on the 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.

 

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6.

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

 
  

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.

 
   

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* Complete or omit as necessary.

 
   

Paragraph 22(1)

Form 7 - guidance for voters to be exhibited in every polling station

compartment

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REFERENDUM ON THE VOTING SYSTEM FOR

 
 

UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

 
 

Referendum ballot paper ([insert colour] ballot paper)

 
 

Votes cast in this poll will decide on the voting system for United Kingdom

 
 

parliamentary elections.

 

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•  You have one vote on this paper.

 
 

•  You should place a cross (X) in one box only.

 
   
 

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

 
 

Constituency ballot paper ([insert colour] ballot paper)

 

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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
Schedule 7 — Combination of polls: Scotland
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Parts 1 and 2

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Votes cast in this poll will decide the election of a member to represent your

 
 

constituency in the Scottish Parliament.

 
 

•  You have one vote on this paper.

 
 

•  You should place a cross (X) in one box only.

 
 

Regional ballot paper ([insert colour] ballot paper)

 

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Votes cast in this poll will decide the allocation of the 7 additional seats in the

 
 

Scottish Parliament for this region. You may use this vote [either]* for a political

 
 

party putting forward a list of candidates [or for an individual candidate not

 
 

standing on a party list]*.

 
 

•  You have one vote on this paper.

 

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•  You should place a cross (X) in one box only.

 
   
 

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

 
 

NOT BE COUNTED

 
   

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* Omit as necessary.

 
   
 

Paragraph 26(2)

Form 8 - Form of certificate of employment

 

Referendum on the voting system for United Kingdom parliamentary

 

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elections

 
 

[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

 

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

 
 

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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Schedule 7 — Combination of polls: Scotland
Part 3 — Forms referred to in Parts 1 and 2

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Paragraph 33(1)

Form 9 - Form of declaration to be made by the companion of a voter with

disabilities

 

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

 

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

 
 

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)]

 
 

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

 

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

 
 

constituency]*

 
 

hereby declare that

 
 

(a)   

[I am entitled to vote as an elector at the said [referendum]* [and]*

 
 

[election]*,]*

 

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(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

 
 

.......................... (name of other elector), of .......................... (address of other

 
 

elector)], to vote at the [referendum]* [or]* [election]*]*.

 

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#State the relationship of the companion to the voter.

 
 

*Delete as appropriate.

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 

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

 
 

in my presence.

 
 

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

 
 

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

 

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

 
 


 
 

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.

 

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(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

 
 

unable to vote without assistance.

 
 

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Form 10 - Statement as to postal ballot papers for the referendum

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REFERENDUM ON THE VOTING SYSTEM FOR

 
 

UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

 
 


 
 

STATEMENT AS TO POSTAL BALLOT PAPERS

 
 

Voting area

[Name of voting

Date of poll

[Date of poll]

 

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area]

   
 

A

Issue of postal ballot papers

Number

 
   

voting area

 
 

1

Total number of postal ballot papers issued under

  
  

paragraphs 8(1), 13(3) and 14(6).

  

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B(1)

Receipt and replacement of postal ballot papers

Number

 
   

voting area

 
 

2

Number of postal ballot papers received by the counting

  
  

officer or at a polling station before the close of the poll

  
  

(excluding any returned either as undelivered or under

  

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paragraph 13(2) or 14(3)).

  
 

3

Number of covering envelopes received by the counting

  
  

officer after the close of the poll, excluding any returned

  
  

as undelivered.

  
 

4

Number of postal ballot papers returned spoilt for

  

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cancellation in time for another ballot paper to be issued

  
  

under paragraph 13(3).

  
 

5

Number of postal ballot papers identified as lost or not

  
  

received in time for another ballot paper to be issued

  
  

under paragraph 14(6).

  

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6

Number of postal ballot papers cancelled and retrieved

  
  

in time for another ballot paper to be issued under

  
  

paragraph 14(6).

  
 

7

Number of postal ballot papers returned as spoilt too

  
  

late for another ballot paper to be issued under

  

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paragraph 13(3).

  
 

8

Number of postal ballot papers identified as lost or not

  
  

received too late for another ballot paper to be issued

  
  

under paragraph 14(6).

  
 
 

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9

Number of postal ballot papers received and cancelled

  
  

too late for another ballot paper to be issued under

  
  

paragraph 14(6).

  
 

10

Number of covering envelopes returned as undelivered

  
  

up to the date of this statement.

  

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11

Total number of postal ballot papers returned (total of

  
  

lines 2 to 10).

  
 

12

Number of postal ballot papers which have been issued

  
  

but which have not been received by the counting officer

  
  

at the date of this statement. (This should be the total at

  

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line 1 above minus the total at line 11 above.)

  
 
 

B(2)

Receipt of postal ballot papersPersonal identifiers

Number

 
  

(Cancellations under paragraph 13 (spoilt) or 14 (lost or

voting area

 
  

not received) should not be included in lines 14 to 17

  
  

below.)

  

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13

Number of covering envelopes set aside for the

  
  

verification of personal identifiers on postal voting

  
  

statements in accordance with paragraph 19(2) or (7).

  
 

14

Number of postal voting statements not subject to

  
  

verification procedure rejected as not completed under

  

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paragraph 20(3).

  
 

15

Number of postal voting statements subject to

  
  

verification procedure rejected as not completed under

  
  

paragraph 21(3).

  
 

16

Number of postal voting statements rejected following

  

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verification procedures due to the personal identifiers on

  
  

the postal voting statement not matching those in the

  
  

personal identifiers record under paragraph 21(3).

  
 

17

Number of ballot papers rejected following verification

  
  

procedures due to the number on the postal voting

  

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statement not matching the number on the ballot paper

  
  

under paragraph 21(5) to (8).

  
 

C

Count of Ballot Papers

Number

 
   

voting area

 
 

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Number of ballot papers returned by postal voters

  

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which were included in the count of ballot papers.

  
 

19

Number of cases in which a covering envelope or its

  
  

contents were marked “Rejected”.

  
 
 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
Schedule 8 — Combination of polls: Northern Ireland
Part 1 — Provision about combination

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Signed: ...........................................................

 
  

Counting officer

 
   
 

NOTES

 
 

1.

The references to paragraphs are to paragraphs of Schedule 4 to the

 

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Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010 as applied by the

 
  

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.

 
 

2.

The completed statement must be sent to the Secretary of State and to

 
  

the Electoral Commission during a period of 6 days starting 10 days

 
  

after the day of the poll.

 

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Schedule 8

Section 4

 

Combination of polls: Northern Ireland

Part 1

Provision about combination

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General provisions

Interpretation

1     (1)  

An election the poll for which is, under section 4(4), to be taken together with

the poll for the referendum is referred to in this Schedule as a “relevant

election”.

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      (2)  

The polls to be taken together are referred to in this Schedule as “combined

polls”.

2          

In this Schedule—

“Assembly election” means an election to the Northern Ireland

Assembly;

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“Assembly Elections Rules” means the parliamentary elections rules as

applied for the purposes of Assembly elections by Article 3(1) of, and

Schedule 1 to, the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001

(S.I. 2001/2599);

“Chief Electoral Officer” means the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern

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Ireland;

“counting agent” means a counting agent for the referendum or a

counting agent for a relevant election (except where one or other is

specified);

“local election” has the meaning given in section 130(1) of the Electoral

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Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962;

 
 

 
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