169 Spoilt ballot papers

(1)

Any voter who, not having deposited his or her ballot paper, in the ballot box, satisfies the issuing officer that the voter has spoilt it by inadvertence may be supplied with a fresh ballot paper, but only after the spoilt one has been returned to the issuing officer.

(2)

The issuing officer shall—

(a)

cancel every such spoilt ballot paper by writing across the face thereof the words “Spoilt by voter, and a fresh ballot paper issued” and writing his or her initials thereon:

(b)

if any ballot paper is inadvertently spoilt by the issuing officer or any other official, cancel it by writing across the face thereof the words “Spoilt by official” and also the words “and a fresh ballot paper issued” if that is the case, and writing his or her initials thereon:

(c)

retain all spoilt ballot papers in his or her possession until the close of the poll.

Section 169: substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 47 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 169(1): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 169(2): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 169(2)(b): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).