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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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

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4After section 6 insert—

6ZAReviews of devolved electoral matters in Wales

(1)The Commission must keep the matters mentioned in subsection (2) under review, and must from time to time submit reports on those matters to the Welsh Ministers.

(2)The matters are such matters as the Commission may from time to time determine relating to—

(a)general elections of Members of the Senedd;

(b)elections under section 10 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (elections for Senedd constituency vacancies);

(c)local government elections in Wales;

(d)referendums under Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 and Part 4 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (referendums relating to executive arrangements of local authorities in Wales);

(e)the law relating to the elections and referendums mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d).

(3)Subsection (4) applies if the Welsh Ministers request the Commission to review and report on any matter or matters for which provision is or could be made in an Act of Senedd Cymru (whether or not falling within subsection (2)).

(4)The Commission must, within such time as the Welsh Ministers may specify—

(a)review the matters specified in the request, and

(b)submit a report on those matters to the Welsh Ministers.

(5)The Commission must publish each report made under this section in such manner as the Commission may determine.

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