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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

Section 18 – Anonymous registration

44.Section 18 adds to the list, in regulation 31J, of persons who may attest an application for anonymous registration made by a person under the age of 16 in relation to the registration of local government electors in Wales. It allows a person authorised by a director of social services in Wales to sign an attestation certifying that the safety of the applicant or other named person in the applicant’s household would be at risk if the register contained the name or qualifying address of the applicant.

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