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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Voting system for parliamentary elections

    1. The referendum

      1. 1.Referendum on the alternative vote system

      2. 2.Entitlement to vote in the referendum

      3. 3.Conduct of the referendum

      4. 4.Combination of polls

      5. 5.Press comment etc not subject to spending controls

      6. 6.Control of loans etc to permitted participants

      7. 7.Interpretation

    2. Result of the referendum

      1. 8.Commencement or repeal of amending provisions

      2. 9.The alternative vote system: amendments

  3. PART 2 Parliamentary constituencies

    1. 10.Boundary Commissions: reports etc

    2. 11.Number and distribution of seats

    3. 12.Boundary Commission proposals: publicity and consultation

    4. 13.National Assembly for Wales

    5. 14.Review of reduction in number of constituencies

  4. PART 3 Miscellaneous and general

    1. 15.Orders

    2. 16.Repeals

    3. 17.Financial provisions

    4. 18.Extent

    5. 19.Commencement

    6. 20.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Further provisions about the referendum

    2. Schedule 2

      Rules for conduct of the referendum

      1. Part 1 Referendum rules

      2. Part 2 Forms referred to in referendum rules

    3. Schedule 3

      Absent voting in the referendum

      1. Part 1 Great Britain

      2. Part 2 Northern Ireland

      3. Part 3 Form of proxy paper

    4. Schedule 4

      Application to the referendum of existing provisions

      1. Part 1 Representation of the People Act 1983

      2. Part 2 Other Acts

      3. Part 3 The 2001 Regulations (England and Wales) and 2001 Regulations (Scotland)

      4. Part 4 The 2008 Regulations (Northern Ireland)

    5. Schedule 5

      Combination of polls: England

      1. Part 1 Provision about combination

      2. Part 2 Application of provisions about issue and receipt of postal ballot papers

      3. Part 3 Forms referred to in Part 1

    6. Schedule 6

      Combination of polls: Wales

      1. Part 1 Provision about combination

      2. Part 2 Application of provisions about issue and receipt of postal ballot papers

      3. Part 3 Forms referred to in Parts 1 and 2

    7. Schedule 7

      Combination of polls: Scotland

      1. Part 1 Provision about combination

      2. Part 2 Application of provisions about issue and receipt of postal ballot papers

      3. Part 3 Forms referred to in Parts 1 and 2

    8. Schedule 8

      Combination of polls: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Provision about combination

      2. Part 2 Postal voting

      3. Part 3 Forms referred to in Part 1

    9. Schedule 9

      Control of loans etc to permitted participants

    10. Schedule 10

      The alternative vote system: further amendments

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the parliamentary elections rules

      2. Part 2 Amendments of other provisions of the 1983 Act

      3. Part 3 Amendments of other enactments

    11. Schedule 11

      Public hearings about Boundary Commission proposals

    12. Schedule 12

      Repeals

      1. Part 1 Voting system for parliamentary elections

      2. Part 2 Parliamentary constituencies

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