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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 No. 1741
99.—(1) The registration officer shall supply, free of charge and on publication, one copy of—
(a)any revised version of the register published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act;
(b)any notice setting out an alteration to the register published under section 13A(2) or 13BA(3),(6) or (9) of that Act; and
(c)any list of overseas electors,
to the Electoral Commission (in this regulation referred to as “the Commission”).
(2) In paragraph (1) the duty to supply is a duty to supply in data form unless, prior to publication, the Commission has requested in writing a printed copy instead.
(3) Neither an Electoral Commissioner nor any employee of the Commission may—
(a)supply a copy of the full register otherwise than to an Electoral Commissioner or such an employee;
(b)disclose any information contained in it (and not contained in the edited register) otherwise than in accordance with paragraph (4); or
(c)make use of any such information otherwise than in connection with the Commission’s functions under, or by virtue of, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(1).
(4) Neither the full register nor any such information may be disclosed otherwise than—
(a)where necessary to discharge the Commission’s functions in relation to Part 4 and Part 4A(2) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000; or
(b)by publishing information about electors which does not include the name or address of any elector.
(5) In this regulation “Electoral Commissioner” includes a Deputy Electoral Commissioner and an Assistant Electoral Commissioner.
Part 4 was amended by Part 3 of the Miscellaneous Provisions Act for Northern Ireland and was modified in its application to Northern Ireland by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2007 (S.I.2007/ 2501) and Part 4A was inserted by section 61 of the 2002 Act.
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