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The Representation of the People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018

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Amendment of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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3.  In regulation 26(3) (applications for registration)(1)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)a statement that persons who are not qualifying Commonwealth citizens, citizens of the Republic of Ireland or relevant citizens of the Union are ineligible to register to vote at local government elections and that, in relation to an applicant’s nationality, registration officers may require the applicant to provide additional information or may carry out checks against Government records;; and

(b)after sub-paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)a statement that failure to provide an address at which the applicant has ceased to reside within 12 months before the date of the application or any other mandatory information requested on the form, may delay the registration process;.

(1)

Regulation 26 was substituted by S.I. 2013/3206 and regulation 26(3) was subsequently amended by section 5(2) of the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act 2015 (asp 7), S.I. 2015/1966 and S.I. 2017/604.

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