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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

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Supply of free copy of register for electoral purposes and restrictions on use

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1.—(1) As soon as practicable after the relevant date, the registration officer must supply each relevant returning officer with as many printed copies of the following as the relevant returning officer may reasonably require for the purposes of the PCC election—

(a)the latest revised version of the register published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act, and

(b)any notice, published under section 13A(2), 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) or 13BB(4) or (5) of that Act(1), setting out an alteration to the latest version of the register.

(2) In this paragraph—

“relevant date” means—

(a)

in the case of an ordinary election of police and crime commissioners, the date which is 60 days before the day determined in accordance with section 50 of the 2011 Act as that on which the poll at the election is to be held;

(b)

in the case of an election for a police area held under section 51 of the 2011 Act (election to fill vacancy in office of police and crime commissioner), the date on which the vacancy occurs;

“relevant returning officer”, in relation to a registration officer, means—

(a)

a local returning officer for a voting area wholly or partly comprised in the area for which the registration officer acts,

(b)

a police area returning officer for a police area in which the whole or part of the area for which the registration officer acts is situated,

but does not include a returning officer who is the same individual as the registration officer.

(3) Where a registration officer is under a duty to supply a returning officer with printed copies of a register or notice under this paragraph, the registration officer must also supply a copy of the register or notice in data form.

(4) A copy of a register or notice supplied under this paragraph is to be supplied free of charge.

(5) No person to whom a copy of a register or notice has been supplied under this paragraph may—

(a)supply a copy of that register or those notices to any person,

(b)disclose any information contained in them that is not contained in the edited register (within the meaning of regulation 93 of the 2001 Regulations), or

(c)make use of any such information,

other than for the purposes of an election.

(1)

Section 13A of the Representation of the People Act 1983 was substituted by paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. Section 13B was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c.2) and amended by section 11(3) of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c.22) and section 74 of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 10 to, the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c.13). Subsections (3B) and (3D) were inserted by section 11(4) of the Electoral Administration Act 2006. Section 13BB was inserted by section 23(1) of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (c.12).

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