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Clause 3 — Absent votes and declarations of identity

Part of Orders of the Day — Election Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:39 pm on 31st October 2001.

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Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker 8:39 pm, 31st October 2001

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 15, in clause 2, page 3, line 47, at end insert—

'(2A) In section 6 (absent vote at elections for an indefinite period) after subsection (1) there is inserted—

"(1A) Any application under subsection (1) for an absent vote must be by means of an application form provided by the Chief Electoral Officer; and

(1B) Any application form supplied by the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection (1A) shall be marked with a bar code unique to each form.".'.

No. 4, in clause 3, page 4, line 4, after "application", insert—

'is made on a form supplied by the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland containing such marking or coding as he may determine,'.