Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2001

Preparation of voting machine.

39.—(1) The returning officer shall, after the content of a ballot paper is finalised, arrange to have—

(a) the ballot paper prepared for use on voting machines and installed on the voting machines for his or her constituency; and

(b) the details of the ballot paper referred to in paragraph (a) inserted in the relevant cartridge or disc for recording votes to be cast on each such voting machine and such cartridge or disc installed in such voting machine.

(2) The returning officer shall ensure that, after installing a ballot paper and a cartridge or disc as aforesaid in the machine, each voting machine is operating satisfactorily.

(3) The returning officer shall cause the compartment of the machine which contains a cartridge or disc to be locked in such a manner as to prevent the compartment being interfered with without breaking the lock except in accordance with section 42 .