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The Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016

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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 (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2018 No. 699

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. PART 2

    1. 2.Amendment of the Representation of the People Act 1983: digital registration in Northern Ireland

    2. 3.Amendment of the Representation of the People Act 1985: absent voting applications following online registration through the UK digital service

  4. PART 3

    1. 4.Amendment of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962: preliminary proceedings and conduct of the count

    2. 5.Amendment of the Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 1985: absent vote at local elections

    3. 6.Amendment of the Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Act 1989: application and modification of the 1983 Act

    4. 7.Amendment of the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001: preliminary proceedings and conduct of the count

    5. 8.Amendment of the Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016: absent signing provisions

  5. PART 4

    1. 9.Amendment of the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

    2. 10.Interpretation: meaning of “the UK digital service”

    3. 11.Communication of applications, notices etc.

    4. 12.Contents of service declaration

    5. 13.Transmission of service declaration

    6. 14.Attestation of certain overseas electors’ declarations

    7. 15.Applications for registration

    8. 16.Retention of information in connection with an application for registration

    9. 17.Inspection of applications and objections

    10. 18.Procedure for determining applications for registration and objections without a hearing

    11. 19.Provision of information to the registration officer

    12. 20.Verification of information provided in an application

    13. 21.Notice by registration officer of a change of address

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      Enabling powers

  7. Explanatory Note

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