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5(1)The registration officer shall, in respect of each parliamentary or local government election, keep [F1the two special] lists mentioned in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) respectively.E+W+S

(2)The first of those lists is a list [F2 (“the postal voters list”)] of—

(a)those whose applications under paragraph 4(1) to vote by post at the election have been granted, together with the addresses provided by them in their applications as the addresses to which their ballot papers are to be sent, and

(b)those who are for the time being shown in the record kept under paragraph 3 as voting by post at elections of the kind in question (excluding those so shown whose applications under paragraph 4(3)(b) above to vote by proxy at the election have been granted), together with the addresses provided by them in their applications under paragraph 3 or, as the case may be, paragraph 4(3)(a) as the addresses to which their ballot papers are to be sent.

(3)The second of the lists mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) is a list (“the list of proxies”) of—

(a)those whose applications under paragraph 4(2) or (3) to vote by proxy at the election have been granted, and

(b)those who are for the time being shown in the record kept under paragraph 3 as voting by proxy at elections of the kind in question,

together with (in each case) the names and addresses of those appointed as their proxies.

[F3(4)In the case of a person who has an anonymous entry in a register the postal voters list or list of proxies (as the case may be) must show in relation to the person only—

(a)his electoral number, and

(b)the period for which the anonymous entry has effect.

(5)[F4Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply to any list kept in respect of a local government election in Scotland.]]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Sch. 4 para. 5(1) substituted (1.1.2007) by Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22), ss. 74(1), 77, Sch. 1 para. 137(5); S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12 (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

F2Words in Sch. 4 para. 5(2) inserted (1.1.2007) by Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22), ss. 74(1), 77, Sch. 1 para. 137(6); S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12 (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

F3Sch. 4 para. 5(4)(5) inserted (1.1.2007) by Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22), ss. 10, 77, Sch. 1 para. 22; S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12 (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

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I1Sch. 4 para. 5 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))

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