Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

53In these rules—E+W+S+N.I.

  • anonymous entry”, in relation to a register of electors, is to be read in accordance with section 9B of the 1983 Act and “the record of anonymous entries”, means the record prepared in pursuance of regulations made by virtue of paragraph 8A of Schedule 2 to that Act;

  • counting agent” is to be read in accordance with rule 18(10);

  • elector” means a person who is entitled to vote on his or her own behalf in the referendum;

  • “list of proxies”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales and Scotland, means the list kept under paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 3;

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, means the list kept under paragraph 16(3) of Schedule 3;

  • polling agent” is to be read in accordance with rule 18(10);

  • “postal voters list”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales and Scotland, means the list kept under paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3;

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, means the list kept under paragraph 16(2) of Schedule 3;

  • presiding officer” is to be read in accordance with rule 14(1) and (2);

  • “proxy postal voters list”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales and Scotland, means the list kept under paragraph 8(6) of Schedule 3;

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, means the list kept under paragraph 19(6) of Schedule 3;

  • referendum agent” means a person appointed under paragraph 11 of Schedule 1;

  • “the relevant postal voting provisions”—

    (a)

    in relation to England, means Part 5 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/341) as applied by Schedule 4 to this Act;

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, means Schedule 3 to the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/236) as applied by Part 2 of Schedule 6 to this Act;

    (c)

    in relation to Scotland, means Schedule 4 to the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/2999) as applied by Part 2 of Schedule 7 to this Act;

    (d)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, means Part 5 of the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1741) as applied by Schedule 4 to this Act;

  • “the relevant regulations”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, means the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/341) as applied by Schedule 4;

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, means the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/497) as so applied;

    (c)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, means the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1741) as so applied;

  • voter” means a person voting in the referendum and includes a person voting as proxy and “vote” (whether noun or verb) is be construed accordingly; and a reference to an elector voting or an elector's vote includes a reference to an elector voting by proxy or an elector's vote given by proxy.