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Supply of free copy of Polling List etc. to Electoral CommissionS

49(1)Each registration officer must supply free of charge to the Electoral Commission one copy of—S

(a)the Polling List,

(b)any notice setting out an alteration of the register of electors issued under—

(i)section 13A(2) of the 1983 Act,

(ii)section 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of that Act, or

(iii)section 13BB(4) or (5) of that Act,

(c)the postal voters list,

(d)the list of proxies, and

(e)the proxy postal voters list.

(2)The duty to supply under sub-paragraph (1) is a duty to supply in data form unless the Commission have, prior to the supply, requested in writing a printed copy instead.

(3)Neither an Electoral Commissioner nor any person employed by the Commission may—

(a)supply a copy of any document supplied under sub-paragraph (1) otherwise than to another Electoral Commissioner or another such person,

(b)disclose any information contained in any such document otherwise than in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) below,

(c)make use of any such information otherwise than in connection with the Commissioner's or the person's functions under, or by virtue of, this Act.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3), “Electoral Commissioner” includes a Deputy Electoral Commissioner and an Assistant Electoral Commissioner.

(5)A document supplied under sub-paragraph (1), or any information contained in it, may not be disclosed otherwise than—

(a)where necessary to carry out the Commission's functions under this Act in relation to permissible donors,

(b)by publishing information about voters which does not include the name or address of any voter.

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