15. Issue of ballot papers
(1) As soon as practicable after the date determined under regulation 11 for the commencement of issuing ballot papers in respect of an election, the returning officer shall issue, by posting by prepaid post, to each person ¾
(a) whose name is on the roll referred to in regulation 12(1); or
(b) whose name is, under regulation 12(2) added to the roll; and
(c) whose name has not, before the issue of the ballot paper, been deleted from the roll under regulation 12(3),
at the address shown on the roll, a ballot paper and the other ballot material in a sealed envelope and provide for the return of the ballot paper without expense to the voter.
(2) The envelope referred to in subregulation (1) shall contain ¾
(a) a ballot paper initialled by the returning officer or bearing a facsimile of those initials;
(b) an envelope marked }ballot paper~; and
(c) an envelope addressed to the returning officer at the private box referred to in regulation 13, being an envelope that may be posted without expense to the voter, the back of which envelope may be used as a counterfoil and, where the back of that envelope is not so used, a separate counterfoil, the counterfoil being numbered to coincide with the number shown against the name of that person on the electoral roll.
(3) The counterfoil shall be numbered with a number coinciding with the voter's consecutive number on the electoral roll, and shall make provision for the endorsement thereon of ¾
(a) the office or offices to which the election relates;
(b) the full name of the voter;
(c) the address of the voter; and
(d) the signature of the voter.
(4) The envelope referred to in subregulation (1) shall bear an instruction that, if it is not delivered to the addressee,
(a) in the case of an election conducted by the person referred to in subregulation (1) of regulation 13, it should be returned to the private box referred to in that subregulation;
(b) in the case of an election conducted by the person referred to in subregulation (2) of regulation 13, it should be returned to the private box referred to in that subregulation.
(5) Where in respect of an election the returning officer has, under subregulation (1) issued a ballot paper to a person whose name is after the issue of the ballot paper, deleted from the roll under regulation 12(3), the person shall be deemed to be entitled to vote in the election.