83. The rules for returning the postal ballot in Northern Ireland are similar to the ones mentioned in para. 39. In this case, those entitled to vote by post must return the ballot paper and the declaration of identity in the prescribed form, together with the two envelopes issued by the returning officer (in this case, the same Chief Electoral Officer). The prescribed form shall include, as in the case of postal voting for an election held in England and Wales or Scotland, “provision for the form to be signed and for stating the date of birth of the elector...”. The elector must put the completed ballot inside the ballot paper envelope and seal it, and put the completed declaration of identity and the sealed ballot paper envelope inside the return envelope.
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