Industrial Arbitration (Union Elections) Regulations 1980


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    17. Ballot boxes

    (1) The person referred to in regulation 13(1) may, at any time up to and including the hour of the close of the ballot for an election for an office within a union

    (a) place unopened into a locked and sealed ballot box or ballot boxes allocated to the election envelopes, addressed to the private box referred to in regulation 13(1), received by him before the time of the close of the ballot;

    and shall

    (b) keep each of the ballot boxes in safe custody until the ballot boxes are opened in accordance with regulation 19;

    (c) as soon as practicable after the time of the close of the ballot, and in the presence of the scrutineers, or where a scrutineer has been informed in accordance with regulation 18 but is not present at the appointed time in his absence

    (i) take the ballot box or boxes referred to in subregulation (1)(a) to the place of count and proceed to make the count; and

    (ii) keep all envelopes collected in safe custody until the count is complete.

    (2) The person referred to in regulation 13(2) shall, at the time of the close of the ballot but not before, and in the presence of the scrutineers, or where a scrutineer has been informed in accordance with regulation 18 but is not present at the appointed time in his absence

    (a) collect all envelopes from the private box at the post office;

    (b) take all the envelopes so collected to the place of count and proceed to make the count; and

    (c) keep all those envelopes in safe custody until the count is complete.



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