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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 141 : Reduction of qualifying period for overseas electors

286.Section 141 amends sections 1 and 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 so as to reduce the qualifying period for registration as an overseas elector from twenty years to fifteen years. The qualifying period was initially set at five years by the 1985 Act. It was subsequently raised to twenty years by the Representation of the People Act 1989.

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