Settlement Agents Supervisory Board (Elections) Regulations 1982



    9. Preferential ballot

    (1) Voting at an election shall be by a preferential ballot.

    (2) An elector who wishes to record his vote

    (a) where only 2 persons are candidates in an election

    (i) shall mark his ballot paper by writing the numeral }1~ opposite the name of the candidate for whom he votes; and

    (ii) may mark his ballot paper by writing the numeral }2~ opposite the name of the other candidate on the ballot paper;

    (b) where more than 2 persons are candidates in an election, shall mark his ballot paper

    (i) by writing the numeral }1~ opposite the name of the candidate for whom he votes; and

    (ii) by writing the numerals }2~, }3~, and so on (as the case requires) opposite the names of the other candidates on the ballot paper;

    so as to indicate the order of his preference,

    and after having marked his ballot paper in the manner prescribed in paragraph (a) or (b), as the case requires, the elector shall

    (c) enclose the ballot paper alone in the envelope marked }Ballot Paper~ and seal the envelope;

    (d) write his name in block letters and sign his name on the envelope addressed to the Returning Officer;

    (e) enclose the envelope marked }Ballot Paper~ in the envelope marked with the address of the Returning Officer; and

    (f) forward the envelope addressed to the Returning Officer to the address of the Returning Officer on the envelope so as to reach that address not later than the day, and the hour thereof, fixed in the notice published pursuant to regulation 3.



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