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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Part I : The Electoral Commission

25.Part I of the Act contains twenty-one sections. Sections 1 to 3 and Schedules 1 and 2 establish the Electoral Commission and an oversight body, the Speaker’s Committee. Section 4 establishes the Parliamentary Parties Panel. Sections 5 to 13 set out the Commission’s general functions. These include the functions of reporting on elections and referendums, reviewing electoral law, allocating policy development grants to parties and promoting participation and understanding of our democratic systems of government. Sections 14 to 20 and Schedule 3 provide for the transfer to the Commission of the functions of the Parliamentary and Local Government Boundary Commissions.

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