UK Laws - Legal Portal
 
Navigation
News

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

-- Back--

Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 1015

<<<< >>>>

representation of the people, WALes

The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) Order 2007

Made

26th March 2007

Laid before Parliament

26th March 2007

Coming into force

27th March 2007

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 26(2) (as applied by section 22 of the Representation of the People Act 1985(1)) and subsections (3) and (4) of section 27 of the Welsh Language Act 1993(2):

Citation and commencement

1.   This Order may be cited as the Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 27 March 2007.

Revocation

2.   The following Orders are revoked--

(a) the Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) Order 1987(3);

(b) the Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 1995(4);

(c) the Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2001(5);and

(d) the Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) Order 2004(6).

Interpretation

3.   In this Order--

"the 2006 Rules" means the Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) Rules 2006(7);

"community council election" means an election conducted under the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006(8);

"elected mayor" has the same meaning as in section 39 of the Local Government Act 2000(9);

"European Parliamentary election" shall have the same meaning as in section 27(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1985(10);

"mayoral election" means an election conducted in accordance with rules made under section 44 of the Local Government Act 2000 for the return of an elected mayor;

"principal area election" means any election of councillors conducted under the 2006 Rules in Wales;

"relevant election or referendum" means one or more of the following--

(a)

a Parliamentary election;

(b)

a European Parliamentary election;

(c)

a community council election;

(d)

a mayoral election; and

(e)

a referendum,

the poll at which is taken together with the poll at a principal area election; and

"referendum" means a referendum conducted in accordance with regulations made under section 45 of the Local Government Act 2000.

Welsh versions of forms of words

4. --(1) The following form of words: "PEIDIWCH A PHLEIDLEISIO DROS RAGOR NA(G)………..YMGEISYDD", is prescribed as the form of words in Welsh for the words: "VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN ………..CANDIDATES", which are specified in the forms of front of ballot paper in the Appendices to Schedules 2 and 3 to the 2006 Rules.

(2) The form of words in Welsh prescribed by paragraph (1) shall be printed so that they appear immediately beneath the corresponding words in English on every ballot paper at any principal area election.

(3) "Annibynnwr" is prescribed as the form of words in Welsh for the word "Independent" which is specified for use as the description of a candidate in a nomination paper by rule 4(4)(b)(11) of the rules in Schedules 2 and 3 to the 2006 Rules.

(4) The word in Welsh prescribed by paragraph (3) above may be used as well as or in place of the equivalent word in English at a principal area election.

Welsh and English form of back of ballot paper

5.   The form set out in Schedule 1 to this Order is prescribed as the version partly in Welsh and partly in English, of the form of back of ballot paper in the Appendices to Schedules 2 and 3 of the 2006 Rules, which must be used at any principal area election.

Welsh versions of forms and a form of words for use at polls taken alone

6.   Each of the forms listed in subparagraphs (a) to (e) and set out in Schedule 2 to this Order is prescribed as the Welsh version which may be used at a principal area election in place of--

(a) in the case of form 1, the questions set out in the table in rule 33 of the 2006 Rules;

(b) in the case of form 2, the form of nomination paper set out in the Appendix to Schedule 2 to the 2006 Rules;

(c) in the case of form 3, the form of candidate's consent to nomination set out in the Appendix to Schedule 2 to the 2006 Rules;

(d) in the case of form 4, the form of directions for the guidance of the voters in voting in the Appendix to Schedule 2 to the 2006 Rules; and

(e) in the case of form 5, and the form of declaration to be made by the companion of a voter with disabilities in the Appendix to Schedule 2 to the 2006 Rules.

Welsh and English versions of forms and a form of words for use at polls taken alone

7. --(1) Each of the forms listed in subparagraphs (a) to (h) and set out in Schedule 3 to this Order is prescribed as the version partly in Welsh and partly in English, of the forms in the Appendix to Schedule 2 to the 2006 Rules, which must be used at a principal area election in place of--

(a) in the case of form 1, the corresponding number list (L1);

(b) in the case of form 2, the corresponding number lists (L2);

(c) in the case of form 3, the form of postal voting statement;

(d) in the case of form 4, the official poll card;

(e) in the case of form 5, the official postal poll card;

(f) in the case of form 6, the official proxy poll card;

(g) in the case of form 7, the official proxy postal poll card; and

(h) in case of form 8, form of certificate of employment.

(2) Form 9 is prescribed as the form of words partly in Welsh and partly in English which must be used at a principal area election in place of the words of the notice prescribed by rule 26(8) of Schedule 2 to the 2006 Rules.

Welsh versions of forms and a form of words for use at combined polls

8.   Each of the forms listed in subparagraphs (a) to (e) and set out in Schedule 4 to this Order is prescribed as the Welsh version which may be used at a principal area election taken with a relevant election or referendum in place of--

(a) in the case of form 1, the questions set out in the table in rule 33 of the 2006 Rules;

(b) in the case of form 2, the form of nomination paper set out in the Appendix to Schedule 3 to the 2006 Rules;

(c) in the case of form 3, the form of candidate's consent to nomination set out in the Appendix to Schedule 3 to the 2006 Rules;

(d) in the case of form 4, the form of directions for the guidance of the voters in voting in the Appendix to Schedule 3 to the 2006 Rules; and

(e) in the case of form 5, the form of declaration to be made by the companion of a voter with disabilities in the Appendix to Schedule 3 to the 2006 Rules.

Welsh and English versions of forms and a form of words for use at combined polls

9. --(1) Each of the forms listed in subparagraphs (a) to (i) and set out in Schedule 5 to this Order is prescribed as the version partly in Welsh and partly in English, of the forms in the Appendix to Schedule 3 to the 2006 Rules, which must be used at a principal area election taken with a relevant election or referendum in place of--

(a) in the case of form 1, the corresponding number list (M1);

(b) in the case of form 2, the corresponding number lists (M2);

(c) in the case of form 3, the form of postal voting statement (for use where there is a joint issue and receipt of postal ballot papers);

(d) in the case of form 4, the form of postal voting statement (for use when a local government poll is combined with another poll but the postal ballot papers are not combined);

(e) in the case of form 5, the official poll card;

(f) in the case of form 6, the official postal poll card;

(g) in the case of form 7, the official proxy poll card;

(h) in the case of form 8, the official proxy postal poll card; and

(i) in case of form 9, form of certificate of employment.

(2) Form 10 is prescribed as the form of words partly in Welsh and partly in English which must be used at a principal area election taken with a relevant election or referendum in place of the words of the notice prescribed by rule 26(8) in Schedule 3 to the 2006 Rules.

Variations

10.   With the exception of form 1 in Schedules 2 and 4 to this Order, the forms prescribed by this Order may be used with such adaptations as the circumstances may require.

Signed on behalf of the Secretary of State

Bridget Prentice,

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Constitutional Affairs

26th March 2007



Article 5

SCHEDULE 1 Welsh and English form of back of ballot paper

---

View a larger version of this image



Article 6

SCHEDULE 2 Welsh versions of forms and a form of words for use at polls taken alone

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image



Article 7

SCHEDULE 3 Welsh and English versions of forms and a form of words for use at polls taken alone

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image



Article 8

SCHEDULE 4 Welsh versions of forms and a form of words for use at combined polls

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image



Article 9

SCHEDULE 5 Welsh and English versions of forms and a form of words for use at combined polls

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

---

View a larger version of this image

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The forms prescribed by articles 4, 6 and 8 and Schedules 2 and 4 to this Order are Welsh versions of certain forms and of forms of words which may be used at principal area elections in Wales.

The forms prescribed by articles 5, 7 and 9 and Schedules 1, 3 and 5 to this Order are the versions partly in Welsh and partly in English of certain forms and of forms of words, which must be used principal area elections in Wales.

The Welsh forms included in this Order reflect changes made to the English versions of the forms and forms of words that were brought about in of consequence of the passing of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22).

This Order replaces and revokes the Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) Order 1987, the Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 1995, the Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2001 and the Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) Order 2004.

( 1 )

1985 c.50; section 22 was substituted by section 35(5) of the Welsh Language Act 1993 (c .38). Back [1]

( 2 )

1993 c.38 Back [2]

( 3 )

S.I. 1987/562 Back [3]

( 4 )

S.I. 1995/830 Back [4]

( 5 )

S.I. 2001/1204 Back [5]

( 6 )

S.I. 2004/1234 Back [6]

( 7 )

S.I. 2006/3304 Back [7]

( 8 )

S.I. 2006/3305 Back [8]

( 9 )

2000 c.22 Back [9]

( 10 )

1985 c.50 Back [10]

( 11 )

S.I. 2006/3304 Back [11]

-- Back--

<<<< >>>>

Stat




Search
Popular article
Advert