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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

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Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

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6(1)Amend Schedule 1 (parliamentary elections rules) as follows.

(2)In rule 29 (equipment of polling stations), after paragraph (6), insert—

(7)The reference in paragraph (3)(c) to the copies of the register of electors includes a reference to copies of any notices issued under section 13BA(9) in respect of alterations to the register.

(3)In rule 35 (questions to be put to voters), after paragraph (2) insert—

(2A)In the case of an elector in respect of whom a notice has been issued under section 13BA(9), the reference in the question at entry 1(a) to reading from the register must be taken as a reference to reading from the notice issued under section 13BA(9).

(4)In rule 37 (voting procedure), after paragraph (1) insert—

(1ZA)In the case of an elector who is added to the register in pursuance of a notice issued under section 13BA(9), paragraph (1) is modified as follows—

(a)in sub-paragraph (b), for “copy of the register of electors” substitute “copy of the notice issued under section 13BA(9)”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (d), for “in the register of electors” substitute “on the copy of the notice issued under section 13BA(9)”.

(5)In rule 38 (votes marked by presiding officer), after paragraph (3) insert—

(4)In the case of a person in respect of whom a notice has been issued under section 13BA(9), paragraph (2) applies as if for “on the register of electors of every voter” there were substituted “relating to every voter in respect of whom a notice has been issued under section 13BA(9)”.

(6)In rule 39 (voting by person with disabilities), after paragraph (4A) insert—

(4B)In the case of a person in respect of whom a notice has been issued under section 13BA(9), paragraph (4) applies as if for “in the register of electors of every voter” there were substituted “relating to every voter in respect of whom a notice has been issued under section 13BA(9)”.

(7)In rule 40 (tendered ballot papers), after paragraph (4B) insert—

(4C)This rule applies in the case of a person in respect of whom a notice has been issued under section 13BA(9) as if—

(a)in paragraphs (1)(a), (1ZA)(a) and (1ZD)(a) for “named on the register” there were substituted “in respect of whom a notice under section 13BA(9) has been issued”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(b) for “his number in the register of electors” there were substituted “the number relating to him on a notice issued under section 13BA(9)”;

(c)in paragraph (3) for “his number on the register of electors” there were substituted “the number relating to him on a notice issued under section 13BA(9)”.

(8)After rule 41A insert—

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41BThe presiding officer shall keep a list of persons to whom ballot papers are delivered in consequence of an alteration to the register made by virtue of section 13BA(9) which takes effect on the day of the poll.

(9)In rule 43 (procedure on close of poll), after paragraph (3) insert—

(4)This rule applies in relation to Northern Ireland as if—

(a)the reference in paragraph (1)(d) to the marked copies of the register of electors included any marked copy notices issued under section 13BA(9), and

(b)paragraph (1)(f) referred to the list maintained under rule 41B.

(10)In rule 54 (sealing up of ballot papers), after paragraph (2) insert—

(3)This rule applies in relation to Northern Ireland as if the reference in paragraph (2)(d) to section 13B(3B) or (3D) were a reference to section 13BA(9).

(11)In rule 55 (delivery of documents to Clerk of the Crown for Northern Ireland), after paragraph (4) insert—

(5)This rule applies in relation to Northern Ireland as if—

(a)paragraph (1)(c) included a reference to the lists maintained under rule 41B, and

(b)the reference in paragraph (1B)(a) to marked copies of the registers included any marked copy notices issued under section 13BA(9).

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