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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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13Annual canvass

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(1)In section 9A of the 1983 Act (registration officers: duty to take necessary steps), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)In relation to the registration of local government electors in Wales, subsections (1) and (2)(b) do not require a registration officer to make house to house inquires in relation to any person under the age of 16.

(2)In regulation 32ZA of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/341) (“the 2001 Regulations”) (annual canvass form)—

(a)after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A)In relation to the registration of local government electors in Wales, the canvass form in paragraph (2) must also—

(a)require the full name and nationality of each person aged 14 or 15 who is eligible to register and is residing at the address to which the form is given, and

(b)in relation to any such person named in the form, require the person’s date of birth to be included.;

(b)after paragraph (5) insert—

(5A)In relation to the registration of local government electors in Wales, the registration officer must not, under paragraph (5), print on the form the date of birth of any person aged under 16.

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