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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 OVERVIEW

    1. 1.Overview of this Act

  3. PART 2 RENAMING OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES ETC.

    1. 2.National Assembly for Wales renamed Senedd Cymru or Welsh Parliament

    2. 3.Acts of the National Assembly for Wales renamed Acts of Senedd Cymru

    3. 4.Members to be known as Members of the Senedd

    4. 5.Clerk of the Assembly renamed Clerk of the Senedd

    5. 6.National Assembly for Wales Commission renamed Senedd Commission

    6. 7.National Assembly for Wales Commissioner for Standards renamed Senedd Commissioner for Standards

    7. 8.National Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board renamed the Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd

    8. 9.Minor and consequential amendments

  4. PART 3 ELECTIONS

    1. Extension of right to vote

      1. 10.Extension of right to vote in Senedd elections to 16 and 17 year old persons

      2. 11.Extension of right to vote in Senedd elections to qualifying foreign citizens

    2. Electoral registration

      1. 12.Entitlement to be registered as a local government elector

      2. 13.Annual canvass

      3. 14.Invitations to register

      4. 15.Invitations to register: further provision about persons under the age of 16

      5. 16.Applications for registration

      6. 17.Review of entitlement to registration

      7. 18.Anonymous registration

      8. 19.Declarations of local connection

      9. 20.Service declarations

      10. 21.Contents of service declarations

      11. 22.Service declarations: further provision

      12. 23.Register of electors

      13. 24.Protection of information about persons aged under 16

      14. 25.Exceptions from prohibition on disclosure

      15. 26.Further provision for exceptions

      16. 27.Amendments to the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007

    3. Oversight of administration of elections

      1. 28.Financial and oversight arrangements of the Electoral Commission

  5. PART 4 DISQUALIFICATION

    1. 29.Disqualification from being a Member of the Senedd

    2. 30.Exceptions and relief from disqualification

    3. 31.Exception from disqualification by virtue of being a Member of Parliament: changes to dates of general elections of Members of the Senedd

    4. 32.Exception from disqualification by virtue of being a member of the House of Lords

    5. 33.Exceptions from disqualification by virtue of being a member of a county or county borough council

    6. 34.Effect of disqualification

    7. 35.Consequential amendments

  6. PART 5 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 36.Timing of first meeting of the Senedd after a general election

    2. 37.Powers of the Senedd Commission: provision of goods and services

    3. 38.Report on extension of right to vote and change to qualification for membership of the Senedd

  7. PART 6 GENERAL

    1. 39.Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc.

    2. 40.Regulations under this Act

    3. 41.General interpretation

    4. 42.Coming into force

    5. 43.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PART 2

      1. 1.Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

      2. 2.Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32)

      3. 3.National Assembly for Wales Commissioner for Standards Measure 2009 (nawm 4)

      4. 4.National Assembly for Wales (Remuneration) Measure 2010 (nawm 4)

      5. 5.Legislation (Wales) Act 2019 (anaw 4)

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ELECTORAL COMMISSION: FURTHER AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

      2. 2.Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

      3. 3.(1) Section 6 is amended as follows.

      4. 4.After section 6 insert— Reviews of devolved electoral matters in...

      5. 5.In section 6C(3), after “6F” insert “or 6G”.

      6. 6.In section 6D(4), after “6F” insert “or 6G”.

      7. 7.(1) Section 6F is amended as follows.

      8. 8.After section 6F insert— Code of practice on attendance of...

      9. 9.(1) Section 9A is amended as follows.

      10. 10.After section 9A insert— Performance standards for devolved elections and...

      11. 11.In section 9B, in subsections (1) and (4), after “9A(1)”...

      12. 12.In section 9C(2)— (a) in paragraph (b), after “9A(6)” insert...

      13. 13.In section 13(12), after “met under” insert “paragraph 16A of...

      14. 14.(1) Schedule 1 is amended as follows.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      NEW SCHEDULE 1A TO THE GoVERNMENT OF WALES ACT 2006

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