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The European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 No. 813

  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Amendments to the 2004 Regulations

  5. 4.After regulation 2 (interpretation) insert— Forms The forms set out in the Appendix of Forms in...

  6. 5.In regulation 6 (rules for European Parliamentary elections), after paragraph...

  7. 6.In regulation 7 (manner of voting) after paragraph (6) insert—...

  8. 7.In regulation 8 (absent vote at elections for an indefinite...

  9. 8.In regulation 11 (voting as proxy) after paragraph (10) insert—...

  10. 9.After regulation 12 (offences as to declarations) insert— Offences relating...

  11. 10.Omit regulation 14 (modification of the Regulations for 2004 elections)....

  12. 11.(1) Amend regulation 16 (payments by and to returning officers)...

  13. 12.(1) Amend regulation 18 (effect of registers) as follows.

  14. 13.(1) Amend regulation 22 (registration appeals) as follows.

  15. 14.In regulation 24(2) (offences relating to specified documents) for “rule...

  16. 15.In regulation 25 (other voting offences)— (a) after paragraph (7)...

  17. 16.(1) Amend regulation 26 (breach of official duty) as follows....

  18. 17.In regulation 29 (offences in connection with candidature), which shall...

  19. 18.(1) Amend regulation 30 (requirement of secrecy) as follows.

  20. 19.In regulation 31(3) (prohibition on publication of exit polls) before...

  21. 20.In regulation 32 (interpretation of Part 2) amend the definition...

  22. 21.In regulation 33(2) (computation of time for purposes of Part...

  23. 22.In regulation 39 (payment of expenses through election agent) amend...

  24. 23.Amend regulation 41 (expenses incurred otherwise than for elections purposes)...

  25. 24.(1) Amend regulation 42 (prohibition of expenses not authorised by...

  26. 25.In regulation 47 (return as to election expenses)—

  27. 26.In regulation 51(1) (court’s power to require information from election...

  28. 27.In regulation 54(2) (inspection of returns and declarations) for “regulation...

  29. 28.For regulations 55 (meaning of election expenses) and 56 (incurring...

  30. 29.In regulation 57 (property, goods, services etc provided free of...

  31. 30.(1) Amend regulation 68 (details to appear on election publications)...

  32. 31.In regulation 73 (undue influence), for paragraph (2)(b) substitute—

  33. 32.In regulation 79(1) (method of questioning European Parliamentary elections) for...

  34. 33.In regulation 81(1) (time for presentation or amendment of European...

  35. 34.In regulation 84 (security for costs) the sentence beginning with...

  36. 35.In regulation 89(1)(a) (duty to answer relevant questions) for “husband...

  37. 36.In regulation 99 (prosecutions for corrupt practices), in sub-paragraph (1)(a)(i)...

  38. 37.After regulation 111 (service of notices) insert— Translations etc. of...

  39. 38.European Parliamentary elections rules

  40. 39.Absent voting at European Parliamentary elections

  41. 40.Modifications for relevant citizens of the Accession States in 2004

  42. 41.Election expenses

  43. 42.Combined polls

  44. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. SCHEDULE 2 ABSENT VOTERS Regulation 13 PART 1 APPLICATIONS Interpretation...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. SCHEDULE 5A Election expenses Regulations 55 and 56 PART 1...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      1. SCHEDULE 6 COMBINED POLLS Regulation 115 general This Schedule applies in the circumstances set out in regulation...

  45. Explanatory Note

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