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Deputy Returning Officer & Poll Clerk Guidebook–Mobile Poll

Moving To Your Next Polling Station

Get ready to go to the next polling place

If you are counting the ballots at another location, repeat these steps before going to the counting place.

  1. DRO: Finish serving electors at time on Notice of Mobile Poll EC 10160

    Note electors who arrive before are allowed to vote

  2. DRO: If you can't close or re-open on time, call the office right away for instructions
  3. DRO: Complete Log for balancing records and ballots – Ordinary poll (Election day) — Events Log (page 6-7)
  4. DRO: Put all unused ballots and the stubs of used booklets in Envelope: Stubs and Unused Ballots EC 50420
  5. DRO: Seal ballot box slot with 1 Official Seal EC 50180

    Sign it and ask PC to sign it

  6. DRO: Put Ballot Box EC 50250 in Transport Bag EC 50253
  7. Clerk: Recycle Public Notice – Mobile Polling Station EC 50040
  8. Clerk: Take these down:
    • EC 10160 Notice of Mobile Poll
    • EC 50160 Yellow Pennants
    • EC 50164 Arrow–Round Sign
    • EC 90189 Have Your ID Ready to Vote

    Put them in Transport Bag EC 50253

  9. Clerk: Put all other documents and supplies in Mobile Poll Bag EC 50490. Put the bag in Transport Bag EC 50253
  10. Clerk: Go to the next polling place (or counting place) with all your supplies

Set up at a new polling place

If you are at the counting place, do not follow these steps. Instead, follow the steps 'Set up at the counting place' for the counting place.

  1. DRO: Open Envelope: Stubs and Unused Ballots EC 50420

    Take out the unused ballots

    Note finish the ballot booklet from the previous polling place before you initial the back of each ballot in a new one

  2. Both: Set up your station at the new polling place — 'Set up the polling station', steps 2–12
  3. Clerk: Prepare a new Sequence Number Sheet EC 50111
  4. DRO: At the time shown on Notice of Mobile Poll EC 10160, remove the Official Seal EC 50180 from the ballot box slot and serve electors — 'What do I do when an elector arrives' and the next list