(see rules 33 and 34)
BALLOT PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE RELATIVE PRECEDENCE OF PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
1. Not less than seven days before each day allotted for the disposal of private members’ business, the Secretary will cause to be placed a numbered list in the Legislation Branch. This list will be kept open for two days, and during these days and at hours when the office is open, any member who wishes to give or has given notice of a resolution or has given notice of a Bill, as the case may be, may have his name entered in the case of a ballot for resolutions, against one number only, or in the case of a ballot for Bills against one number for each Bill of which he has given notice up to the number of three.
2. The ballot will be held before the Secretary and any member who wishes to attend, may do so.
3. Paper with numbers corresponding to those against which entries have been made on the numbered list will be separately placed in a box.
4. A clerk will take out at hazard from the box one of the papers and the Secretary will call out from the list the corresponding name, which will then be entered in a priority list. This procedure will be carried out till five numbers in the case of Bills / Motions and five numbers in the case of resolutions have been drawn.
5. Priority on the list will entitle the member to have set down, in the order of his priority for the day with reference to which the ballot is held, any Bill/Motion or any resolution, as the case may be, of which he has given the notice required by the rules: