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European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003

Section 15: Gibraltar franchise for European Parliamentary elections

33.Section 15 sets out the franchise for voters in European Parliamentary elections in Gibraltar. It is very similar to the UK franchise. For example, electors are required to be Commonwealth citizens or citizens of the EU. Section 8 of the 2002 Act makes provision for the franchise at European Parliamentary elections. It cannot be applied to Gibraltar directly as, for example, Gibraltar will have a different register. Accordingly, the section disapplies section 8, for the purposes of voting in Gibraltar, and makes equivalent tailored provision for the Gibraltar electorate. As in the UK, additional detail will be set out by way of further provision and this will be done by regulations under section 17.

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