Proceedings at poll

(1)     At the hour fixed for opening the poll the presiding officer and the poll clerk shall, in the presence of the candidates, their agents, and such of the electors as are present, open the ballot box and satisfy themselves and all present that there are no ballot papers or other papers therein, after which the box shall be locked, and the presiding officer shall keep the key; the box shall be placed on a table in full view of all present and shall be maintained there until the close of the poll.

(2)     Immediately after the ballot box is so locked, the presiding officer shall call upon the electors to vote.

(3)     The presiding officer shall secure the admittance of every elector into the polling station, and shall see that they are not impeded or molested at or about the polling station.

(4)     An elector upon entering a polling station shall declare his or her name. The poll clerk shall ascertain whether the name of the elector appears on the official list of electors for the polling station and if it so appears he or she shall call out the name, address, occupation and number of the elector as stated in the official list. When this has been done, the presiding officer shall require the elector to identify himself or herself, which the elector shall do by producing any one of the following—

(a)     his or her identification card issued under this Act;

(b)     the duplicate of his or her registration record card issued in the form set out as Form 5 under the Elections Regulations;

(c)     a photo application form issued to him or her in the form set out as Form 15 under the Elections Regulations;

(d)     his or her passport;

(e)     a driver’s licence containing the elector’s photograph;

(f)     his or her membership card issued under the National Provident Regulations, 1972, or any enactment replacing the same.

(g)     any other means of identification that the presiding officer may consider adequate.


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