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Part 1 E+W+SAnonymous registration

The Juries Act 1974 (c. 23)E+W+S

1In section 3 of the Juries Act 1974 (electoral register as basis of jury selection), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)If a register to be delivered under subsection (1) above includes any anonymous entries (within the meaning of that Act of 1983) the registration officer must, at the same time as he delivers the register, also deliver to the designated officer any record prepared in pursuance of provision made as mentioned in paragraph 8A of Schedule 2 to that Act which relates to such anonymous entries.

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I1Sch. 1 para. 1 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

The 1983 ActE+W+S

2The 1983 Act is amended in accordance with paragraphs 3 to 16.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I2Sch. 1 para. 2 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

3In section 4 (entitlement to be registered as parliamentary or local government elector), after subsection (5) insert—

(5A)If a person entitled to be registered by virtue of subsection (5) above has an anonymous entry in the register, the references in paragraphs (a) and (b) of that subsection to his entry in the register are to be read as references to his entry in the record of anonymous entries prepared in pursuance of paragraph 8A of Schedule 2 below.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I3Sch. 1 para. 3 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

4(1)Section 9 (registers of electors) is amended as follows.E+W+S

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(3)In subsection (5), for “names” substitute “ entries ”.

Textual Amendments

F1Sch. 1 para. 4(2) omitted (10.6.2014 for E.W., 15.9.2014 for N.I., 19.9.2014 for S.) by virtue of Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (c. 6), s. 27(1), Sch. 4 para. 23 (with Sch. 5); S.I. 2014/414, art. 5(m); S.I. 2014/2439, art. 2(l)

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I4Sch. 1 para. 4 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

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I5Sch. 1 para. 5 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

6(1)Section 10A (maintenance of the registers: registration of electors) is amended as follows.E+W+S

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(3)In subsection (5) the words “the name of” are omitted.

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I6Sch. 1 para. 6 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

7In section 49 (effect of registers), after subsection (4) insert—

(4A)Subsection (4) applies to an entry in the record of anonymous entries as it applies to an entry in the register of parliamentary or local government electors.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I7Sch. 1 para. 7 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

8In section 56 (registration appeals), in subsection (1) after paragraph (aa) (inserted by section 12(8) of this Act) insert—

(ab)from a determination of the registration officer under section 9B(2) above,.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I8Sch. 1 para. 8 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

9(1)Section 62 (offences as to declarations) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)A person who makes a declaration under section 9B(1)(b) above—

(a)except as permitted by this Act, when he knows that he is subject to a legal incapacity to vote, or

(b)when he knows that it contains a statement which is false,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(3)In subsection (2) for “the reference in subsection (1) above to a legal incapacity to vote refers” substitute “ the references in subsections (1) and (1A) above to a legal incapacity to vote refer ”.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I9Sch. 1 para. 9 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

10(1)Section 91 (candidate's right to send election address post free) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)The candidate may require the returning officer to make arrangements with the universal service provider for communications under subsection (1)(b) to be sent to persons who have anonymous entries in the register.

(2B)Arrangements under subsection (2A) shall be such as to ensure that it is not disclosed to any other person that the addressee of such a communication has an anonymous entry.

(3)In subsection (4)(b)—

(a)after “in that register” insert “ (or, in the case of a person who has an anonymous entry in the register, in the record of anonymous entries) ”, and

(b)after “from the register” insert “ (or from the record) ”.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I10Sch. 1 para. 10 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

11In section 121 (presentation and service of parliamentary election petition), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The reference in subsection (1)(a) to a person who voted as an elector at an election or who had the right so to vote does not include a person who had an anonymous entry in the register of electors.

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I11Sch. 1 para. 11 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

12In section 128 (presentation of petition questioning local election), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The reference in subsection (1) to a person who voted as an elector at an election or who had the right so to vote does not include a person who had an anonymous entry in the register of electors.

(1B)Subsection (1A) does not apply to a local government election in Scotland.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I12Sch. 1 para. 12 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

13(1)Section 202(1) (general provisions as to interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)Before the definition of “citizen of the Union” insert—

anonymous entry”, in relation to a register of electors, shall be construed in accordance with section 9B above and “the record of anonymous entries”, means the record prepared in pursuance of regulations made by virtue of paragraph 8A of Schedule 2 to this Act;.

(3)In the definition of “elector”—

(a)for “whose name is for the time being” substitute “ who has for the time being an entry ”, and

(b)after “shown in the register” insert “ (or, in the case of a person who has an anonymous entry in the register, in the record of anonymous entries) ”.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I13Sch. 1 para. 13 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

14(1)Schedule 1 (parliamentary elections rules) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In rule 7 (subscription of nomination paper), after paragraph (6) insert—

(7)But, in this rule, “elector” does not include a person who has an anonymous entry in the register.

(3)In rule 28 (issue of official poll cards) after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A)In the case of an elector with an anonymous entry, instead of containing the matter mentioned in paragraph (3)(b) above the polling card shall contain such matter as is prescribed.

(4)In rule 29 (equipment of polling stations), in paragraph (3)(c) for “names of” substitute “ entries relating to ”.

(5)In rule 40 (tendered ballot papers) after paragraph (4) insert—

(4A)This rule applies to an elector who has an anonymous entry subject to the following modifications—

(a)in paragraphs (2)(b) and (3) the references to the name of the voter must be ignored;

(b)otherwise, a reference to a person named on a register or list must be construed as a reference to a person whose number appears on the register or list (as the case may be).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I14Sch. 1 para. 14 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

15(1)Schedule 2 (provisions which may be contained in regulations as to registration etc.) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In paragraph 1(3), for “name” substitute “ entry ”.

(3)After paragraph 2A insert—

2BProvisions requiring registration officers to remind persons with anonymous entries in registers of the need to make a fresh application and declaration in order for them to remain so registered.

(4)After paragraph 3A insert—

3BProvisions as to the form and content of applications for an anonymous entry and declarations to be made in connection with such applications.

(5)In paragraph 5, after sub-paragraph (1A) insert—

(1B)Provisions as to the evidence which shall or may be deemed sufficient or conclusive evidence that a person's safety would be at risk as mentioned in section 9B(10) of this Act.

(6)After paragraph 8 insert—

8AProvisions requiring the registration officer to prepare a record of those persons with anonymous entries in the register showing, in relation to each such person, such information as is prescribed.

(7)In paragraph 10, after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(1A)The edited version shall also omit anonymous entries.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I15Sch. 1 para. 15 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

16In Schedule 2A (control of donations to candidates), the existing text of paragraph 10 becomes sub-paragraph (1) of the paragraph and after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(2)If the statement states that the candidate's election agent has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that an individual donor has an anonymous entry in an electoral register, the statement must be accompanied by a copy of the evidence.

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) does not apply to local government elections in Scotland.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I16Sch. 1 para. 16 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

The Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50) E+W+S

17(1)Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)After subsection (4) insert—

(4A)For the purposes of subsections (3)(a) and (4)(c) above, a person who has an anonymous entry in a register of parliamentary electors or local government electors is not to be regarded as being included in that register.

(3)In subsection (7), for “names” substitute “ entries ”.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I17Sch. 1 para. 17 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

The Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)E+W+S

18(1)Section 17A of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (free delivery of election addresses) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (2)(b)—

(a)after “in any such register” insert “ (or, in the case of a person who has an anonymous entry in any such register, in the record of anonymous entries for that electoral area) ”, and

(b)after “from the register” insert “ (or from the record) ”.

(3)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)In subsection (2)(b), “anonymous entry” and “record of anonymous entries” have the meaning given in section 202(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

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I18Sch. 1 para. 18 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

The Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2)E+W+S

19Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 (absent voting) is amended in accordance with paragraphs 20 to 23.

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I19Sch. 1 para. 19 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

20(1)Paragraph 3 is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In sub-paragraph (3), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)if he has an anonymous entry in the register of electors for the election,.

(3)After sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(3A)Sub-paragraph (3)(aa) does not apply to an application to vote by proxy at a local government election in Scotland.

(4)In sub-paragraph (5), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)in the case of a person who is eligible to vote by proxy by virtue of having an anonymous entry, if he ceases to have an anonymous entry,.

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I20Sch. 1 para. 20 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

21In paragraph 4, after sub-paragraph (2) insert—

(2A)Where a person who has an anonymous entry in the register of electors for a parliamentary or local government election applies to the registration officer to vote by proxy at a particular such election the registration officer shall grant the application if it meets the prescribed requirements.

(2B)Sub-paragraph (2A) does not apply to an application to vote by proxy at a local government election in Scotland.

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I21Sch. 1 para. 21 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

22In paragraph 5, after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

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

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I22Sch. 1 para. 22 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

23In paragraph 7, after sub-paragraph (8) insert—

(8A)In the case of a person who has an anonymous entry in a register the special list mentioned in sub-paragraph (8) must contain only—

(a)the person's electoral number, and

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

(8B)Sub-paragraph (8A) does not apply to a special list kept in respect of a local government election in Scotland.

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I23Sch. 1 para. 23 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

The 2000 ActE+W+S

24The 2000 Act is amended as follows.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I24Sch. 1 para. 24 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

25In section 65 (submission of donation reports to Commission), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)If a donation report under section 62 or 63 states that the registered party has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that an individual donor has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983), the report must be accompanied by a copy of the evidence.

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I25Sch. 1 para. 25 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

26In paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 (details to be given in donation reports) after sub-paragraph (3A) insert—

(3B)Sub-paragraph (2) applies in the case of a donation by a person who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983), as if for paragraphs (a) and (b) there were substituted “ state that the registered party has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the individual has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983) ”.

(3C)Sub-paragraph (3) applies in the case of a donation in the form of a bequest by a person who either—

(a)at the time of his death, or

(b)at any time in the period of five years ending with the date of his death,

had an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983), as if for paragraph (b) there were substituted—

(b)a statement that the registered party has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the individual had—

(i)at the time of his death, or

(ii)at any time in the period of five years ending with the date of his death,

an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983).

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I26Sch. 1 para. 26 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

27The existing text of paragraph 3 of that Schedule becomes sub-paragraph (1) and after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(2)In the case of a donation by a person who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983), instead of giving details of the address of the donor the party must state that it has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the person has such an entry.

(3)In the case of a donation in the form of a bequest by a person who either—

(a)at the time of his death, or

(b)at any time in the period of five years ending at the date of his death,

had such an entry, instead of giving details of the address of the donor, the party must state that it has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the person had, at that time, such an entry.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I27Sch. 1 para. 27 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

28In Schedule 7 (control of donations to individuals and members associations), in paragraph 10, after sub-paragraph (4) insert—

(4A)In the case of a donation made by an individual who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983), if the report states that the donee has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the individual has such an anonymous entry, the report must be accompanied by a copy of the evidence.

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I28Sch. 1 para. 28 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

29In Schedule 11 (control of donations to recognised third parties), in paragraph 10, after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(4)In the case of a donation made by an individual who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983) if the statement states that the recognised third party has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the individual has such an anonymous entry, the statement must be accompanied by a copy of the evidence.

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I29Sch. 1 para. 29 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

30In Schedule 15 (control of donations to permitted participants), in paragraph 10, after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(4)In the case of a donation made by an individual who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register (within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1983) if the statement states that the permitted participant has seen evidence of such description as is prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations that the individual has such an anonymous entry, the statement must be accompanied by a copy of the evidence.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

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I30Sch. 1 para. 30 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 77 and S.I. 2006/3412, art. 3, Sch. 1 para. 12(a) (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

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