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Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 24 August 2017 at 16:43)
20   Lists of objections to votes
(1)  This rule applies where the petition (not being a petition merely claiming a fresh count of the votes counted at the election) claims the seat for a person not returned, alleging that that person had a majority of valid votes.
cf HCR, O 68, r 7.
(2)  Each party shall, not later than 14 days before the day appointed for the trial, serve on the opposite party a list of the votes or class of votes which he contends were improperly admitted or improperly rejected, stating, in respect of each, the grounds of the contention.
cf Election Petition Rules, 1960 (Eng), r 10 (1).
(3)  A contention under subrule (2) by a party shall not be entertained upon a ground not specified in his list, except with the leave of the Court.
(4)  The Court may give leave under subrule (3) on terms.