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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1U.K. Registration: amendments of 1983 Act

Service declarationsU.K.

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8(1)Section 15 (service declaration) is amended as follows.U.K.

(2)For subsections (2) to (4) substitute—

(2)Where a person is registered in a register of electors in pursuance of a service declaration, the person is entitled to remain so registered until—

(a)the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the date when the entry in the register first takes effect,

(b)the declaration is cancelled under subsection (7) below, or

(c)another entry made in respect of him in any register of electors takes effect (whether or not in pursuance of a service declaration),

whichever first occurs.

(3)Where the entitlement of such a person to remain so registered terminates by virtue of subsection (2) above, the registration officer concerned shall remove that person’s entry from the register, unless he is entitled to remain registered in pursuance of a further service declaration.

(3)In subsection (7) (cancellation of declarations), omit the words from “and (subject” onwards.

(4)After that subsection add—

(8)A service declaration shall be of no effect unless it is received by the registration officer concerned within the period of three months beginning with the date of the declaration.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 8 wholly in force at 16.2.2001, see s. 17(3) and S.I. 2001/116, art. 2(1) (subject to art 2(3-5))

9In section 16, omit the following—

(a)in paragraph (b), the words from “where” to “such a member,”;

(b)paragraph (c); and

(c)in paragraph (d), the words “will be or”.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 1 para. 9 wholly in force at 16.2.2001, see s. 17(3) and S.I. 2001/116, art. 2(1) (subject to art 2(3-5))

10In section 17 (effect of service declaration), for subsection (1) substitute—

(1)Where a person’s service declaration is in force when he applies for registration, he shall be regarded for the purposes of section 4 above as—

(a)resident on the date of the declaration at the address specified in it in accordance with section 16(d) above;

(b)for the purposes of registration in Northern Ireland as resident in Northern Ireland during the whole of the period of three months ending with that date; and

(c)until the contrary is proved, as being a Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a relevant citizen of the Union of the age appearing from the declaration and as not being subject to any legal incapacity except as so appearing.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 1 para. 11 wholly in force at 16.2.2001, see s. 17(3) and S.I. 2001/116, art. 2(1) (subject to art 2(3-5))