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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

Section 13 - Annual canvass

21.Section 13 makes amendments to the annual household canvass process in relation to local government electors in Wales as set out in the 1983 Act and 2001 Regulations.

22.Section 13(1) modifies the requirement for registration officers to make house to house inquiries for the purposes of maintaining the register of local government electors so that it does not apply to any person under the age of 16.

23.Section 13(2)(a) amends the 2001 Regulations so that the annual canvass form for local government electors requires the full name, date of birth and nationality of each person aged 14 and 15 who is eligible to register at the address. The provision allows the registration officer, for the purposes of an election for membership of the Senedd, to include on the register of local government electors those people who will be aged 16 by the time of the next Senedd election.

24.Section 13(2)(b) prevents registration officers from providing the date of birth of any person aged under 16 on pre-printed canvass forms.

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