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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

PART 3The 2001 Regulations (England and Wales) and 2001 Regulations (Scotland)

8(1)The provisions of the relevant regulations listed in the first column of the table apply for the purposes of the referendum (subject to sub-paragraphs (4) and (5); and for this purpose the relevant regulations are—

(a)the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/341) (referred to in this paragraph as “the England and Wales Regulations”), and

(b)the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/497) (referred to in this paragraph as “the Scotland Regulations”).

(2)In their application by virtue of this paragraph, those provisions have effect—

(a)with the modifications (if any) shown in the second column of the table, and

(b)with any other necessary modifications, including in particular those set out in sub-paragraph (3).

(3)Except where the context otherwise requires—

(a)a reference to a provision that is applied by this Schedule has effect as a reference to that provision as so applied;

(b)expressions are to be construed in accordance with the definitions listed in section 7 of this Act and rule 53 of the referendum rules.

(4)Part 5 of the England and Wales Regulations does not apply for the purposes of the referendum in so far as it is taken together with the poll for the Welsh Assembly general election under section 4(2).

(5)Part 5 of the Scotland Regulations does not apply for the purposes of the referendum in so far as it is taken together with the poll for the Scottish parliamentary election under section 4(3).

(6)In relation to the referendum—

(a)regulation 45B(2) of the Scotland Regulations (restrictions on supply etc of record of anonymous entries) has effect as if after sub-paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(aa)a deputy of the registration officer acting in that other capacity;

and as if the references in sub-paragraph (b) to “that officer” were to “a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (aa)”;

(b)regulation 94(2) of the England and Wales Regulations (restrictions on supply etc of full register) has effect as if after sub-paragraph (b) there were inserted—

(ba)the Chief Counting Officer and any Regional Counting Officer;

(bb)any deputy of the Chief Counting Officer or any Regional Counting Officer;

and as if the references in sub-paragraph (c) to “any person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b)” and “any such officer” were references to “a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (a), (b), (ba) or (bb)”;

(c)regulation 94(2) of the Scotland Regulations (restrictions on supply etc of full register) has effect as if after sub-paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(aa)any deputy of the registration officer acting in that other capacity,

(ab)the Chief Counting Officer and any Regional Counting Officer,

(ac)any deputy of the Chief Counting Officer or any Regional Counting Officer,

and as if the references in sub-paragraph (b) to “that officer” were to “a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (a), (aa), (ab) or (ac)”.

(7)The provisions of the relevant regulations that apply for the purposes of the referendum by virtue of this paragraph are in addition to the provisions of the regulations that would apply for those purposes in any event.

ProvisionModification
Regulation 3(1) and (3) (interpretation)
Regulation 4 (forms)

In paragraph (1)—

(a)

for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “applications made under Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 and Part 4 of these Regulations”;

(b)

“an election” substitute “the referendum”.

Paragraph (2) applies for the purposes of the referendum only in so far as it relates to Form K in Schedule 3 to the regulations.

Regulation 5 (applications, notices etc)
Regulation 6 (electronic signatures)
Regulation 8 (time)
Regulation 11 (interference with notices etc)
Regulation 32A (representations regarding clerical errors)
Regulation 36(2) and (3) (notices in connection with registration)In paragraph (2) omit “13A(2) or”.
Regulation 36A (communication of notices issued on polling day)
Regulation 50 (interpretation of Part 4)Omit the definition of “allotted polling station”.
Regulation 51 (general requirements for applications for an absent vote)

For “Schedule 4” substitute “Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

In paragraph (2)—

(a)

in sub-paragraph (b), for “paragraph 7(4) or (7) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 8(4) or (5) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”;

(b)

in sub-paragraph (f), for “paragraph 3, 4 or 7 of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 4 or 8 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

Omit paragraph (4).

For paragraph (5) substitute—

(5)An application that is made under Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 for the purposes of the referendum must state that it is so made.

Regulation 51A (additional provision concerning requirement that applications for absent vote must be signed)

In sub-paragraph (a)—

(a)

for “Schedule 4” substitute “Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”;

(b)

for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 51AA (additional requirement for applications for ballot paper to be sent to different address from that stated in application)

In paragraph (1)—

(a)

in sub-paragraph (a), for “paragraph 3(1) or (7) or 4(1) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”;

(b)

in sub-paragraph (b), for “paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 8(4) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

Regulation 51B (additional requirement for applications for ballot paper to be sent to different address from that shown in records)In paragraph (1), for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “paragraph 4(5)(a) or 8(5) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 by a person shown as voting by post in the record referred to in that provision”.
Regulation 52 (additional requirements for applications for appointment of proxy)For “paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.
Regulation 55 (additional requirements for applications for proxy to vote in respect of a particular election)

For paragraph (1) substitute—

(1)An application under paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 to vote by proxy in the referendum shall set out why the applicant’s circumstances on the date of the poll will be or are likely to be such that he cannot reasonably be expected to vote in person at the polling station allotted to him under the referendum rules.

In paragraph (2)—

(a)

for “paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”;

(b)

for “at the election for which it is made” substitute “for the referendum”.

In paragraph (4) of the England and Wales Regulations and in paragraph (3A) of the Scotland Regulations—

(a)

for “paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”;

(b)

for “paragraph 2(5A)” substitute “paragraph 2(6)”;

(c)

for “at the election for which it is made” substitute “for the referendum”.

Regulation 56 (closing date for applications)

For paragraph (1) substitute—

(1)An application under paragraph 3(1), (6) or (7) or 7(4) of Schedule 4 to the 2000 Act or an application under paragraph 8(4) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 shall be disregarded for the purposes of the referendum, and an application under paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 shall be refused, if it is received by the registration officer after 5 pm on the eleventh day before the date of the poll for the referendum.

In paragraph (2)—

(a)

for “a particular parliamentary or local government election” substitute “the referendum”;

(b)

for “at that election” substitute “for the referendum”.

For paragraphs (3) and (3A) substitute—

(3)Subject to paragraph (3A), an application under paragraph 4(2) or 6(4) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 shall be refused if it is received by the registration officer after 5 pm on the sixth day before the date of the poll for the referendum.

(3A)Where an application made under paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 is made—

(a)on the grounds of the applicant’s disability and the applicant became disabled after 5 pm on the sixth day before the date of the poll for the referendum; or

(b)by a person to whom paragraph 2(6) of that Schedule applies,

the application, or an application under paragraph 6(4) of that Schedule made by virtue of that application, shall be refused if it is received after 5 pm on the day of the poll for the referendum.

For paragraph (4) substitute—

(4)An application under paragraph 4(1) or 8(5) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 shall be refused if it is received by the registration officer after 5 pm on the eleventh day before the date of the poll for the referendum.

In paragraph (5)—

(a)

after “paragraph 6(10) of that Schedule by an elector” insert “, or a notice under paragraph 6(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 by a person,”;

(b)

for “a particular parliamentary or local government election” substitute “the referendum”;

(c)

for “at that election” substitute “for the referendum”.

In paragraph (6), after “bank holiday” insert “or any day appointed as a day of public thanksgiving or mourning”.

For paragraph (7) substitute—

(7)In paragraph (6) above “bank holiday” means a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.

Regulation 57 (grant or refusal of applications)

Omit paragraph (3).

In paragraph (4), for “Schedule 4” substitute “Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

In paragraph (4A), for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)paragraph 4(5)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 by a person shown as voting by post in the record mentioned in that provision; or

(b)paragraph 8(5) of that Schedule by a person shown as voting by post in the record mentioned in that provision,.

Omit paragraph (4B).

In paragraph (5), for “a particular parliamentary or local government election” substitute “the referendum”.

For paragraph (6) substitute—

(6)Where the registration officer is not the counting officer for any voting area or part of a voting area in the area for which he is the registration officer, he shall send to that officer details of any application to vote by post which he has granted as soon as practicable after doing so.

Regulation 59 (cancellation of proxy appointment)For the words from “by notice given” to the end substitute “under paragraph 6(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, or otherwise ceases to be in force by virtue of that provision, the registration officer shall notify the person who was the proxy, unless the registration officer has previously been notified by that person that he no longer wishes to act as proxy.”
Regulation 60A(7) to (9) (requirement to provide fresh signatures at five yearly intervals)

In paragraph (7), for the words from “from the records” to the end substitute “from the postal voters list, list of proxies or proxy postal voters list (as the case may be) kept under paragraph 5(2), 5(3) or 8(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

In paragraph (8)—

(a)

in sub-paragraph (a), for “the appropriate rules (as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 4)” substitute “the referendum rules”;

(b)

in sub-paragraph (b), omit “and regulation 58”;

(c)

in sub-paragraph (b), for “Schedule 4” substitute “Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

In paragraph (9), for the words from “removal from” to the end substitute

removal from the postal voters list, list of proxies or proxy postal voters list (as the case may be) kept under paragraph 5(2), 5(3) or 8(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, information—

(a)explaining the effect of such removal; and

(b)reminding the absent voter that he may make a fresh application to vote by post or by proxy (as the case may be).

Regulation 61 (records and lists kept under Schedule 4)

In paragraph (1), for the words from “any of the following” to the end substitute “the current or final version of the postal voters list, the list of proxies or the proxy postal voters lists which he is required to keep under paragraph 5(2), 5(3) or 8(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.”

In paragraph (5), for “paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

In paragraph (6)—

(a)

in sub-paragraph (a), for “paragraphs 5 and 7(8) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraphs 5 and 8(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”;

(b)

for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)if he is not the counting officer for any voting area or part of a voting area in the area for which he is the registration officer, send to that officer a copy of those lists and provide any subsequent revised lists or revisions to the lists;.

In paragraph (7), for “paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 4” substitute “paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011”.

Regulation 61A (conditions on the use, supply and inspection of absent voter records or lists)For “regulations 61(1)(a) and (b)” substitute “regulation 61(1)”.
Regulation 61B (personal identifiers record)

For paragraph (1) substitute—

(1)In this regulation “personal identifiers record” means a record kept by a registration officer in pursuance of—

(a)paragraph 3(9) or 7(12) of Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 in relation to persons entitled to vote in the referendum,

(b)paragraph 3(9) or 7(13) of Schedule 2 to the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004 in relation to peers entitled to vote in the referendum, or

(c)paragraph 4(8) or 8(10) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.

In paragraph (3), for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)any agent attending proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers, in accordance with regulation 85A(4) or 85B(3)(a).

Regulation 62 (marked register for polling stations)
Regulation 64 (interpretation of Part 5)

For the definition of “agent” substitute—

  • “agent”, except in regulation 69, means a referendum agent or an agent appointed under that regulation;.

In the definition of “valid postal voting statement”, for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 67 (persons entitled to be present at proceedings on issue of postal ballot papers)For “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 68 (persons entitled to be present at proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers)

For sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) substitute—

(a)the counting officer and his clerks,

(b)a referendum agent,.

Regulation 69 (agents of candidates who may attend proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers)

Before paragraph (1) insert—

(A1)A reference in this regulation to a candidate is to be read as a reference to a referendum agent.

For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

Omit paragraph (5).

Regulation 70 (notification of requirement of secrecy)For “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 71 (time when postal ballot papers are to be issued)

For paragraph (1) substitute—

(1)In the case of a person within entry 3, 4 or 5 of the table in paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 or entry 3, 4 or 5 of the table in paragraph 8(6) of that Schedule (electors and proxies entitled to vote by post for an indefinite or definite period), no postal ballot paper (and postal voting statement) shall be issued until after 5 pm on the eleventh day before the date of the poll (computed in accordance with regulation 56(6) above).

In paragraph (2), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 72 (procedure on issue of postal ballot papers)In paragraph (8), for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “as mentioned in column 3 of the table in paragraph 5(2) or 8(6) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.”
Regulation 73 (refusal to issue ballot paper)

For “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

For “at any one election” substitute “for the referendum”.

Regulation 74 (envelopes)In paragraph (1), for “rule 24 of the elections rules” substitute “rule 12 of the referendum rules”.
Regulation 75 (sealing up of completed corresponding number lists)For “returning officer” (in both places) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 76 (delivery of postal ballot papers)

In paragraph (1)—

(a)

for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”;

(b)

in sub-paragraph (c), for “rule 26(1) of the elections rules” substitute “rule 14 of the referendum rules”.

In paragraph (2), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 77 (spoilt postal ballot papers)For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 78 (lost postal ballot papers)For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 79 (alternative means of returning postal ballot paper or postal voting statement)

For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (1), for “rule 45(1B) of the rules in Schedule 1 to the 1983 Act” substitute “rule 40(3) of the referendum rules”.

In paragraph (3), for “rule 43(1) of the elections rules” substitute “rule 38(1) of the referendum rules”.

Regulation 80 (notice of opening of postal ballot paper envelopes)

In paragraph (1)—

(a)

for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”;

(b)

for “candidate” substitute “referendum agent”.

In paragraph (2)(b), for “candidate” substitute “referendum agent”.

Regulation 81 (postal ballot boxes and receptacles)

For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (2), for the words from “constituency” to the end substitute “voting area”.

In paragraph (4), after “lock the ballot box” insert “(if it has a lock)”.

Regulation 82 (receipt of covering envelope)For “returning officer” (in both places) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 83 (opening of postal voters’ ballot box)

In paragraphs (1) and (2), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (3), for “rule 45 of the elections rules” substitute “rule 40 of the referendum rules”.

Regulation 84 (opening of covering envelopes)For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 84A (confirming receipt of postal voting statements)For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 85 (procedure in relation to postal voting statements)For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 85A (procedure in relation to postal voting statements: personal identifier verification)For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 85B (postal voting statements: additional personal identifier verification)

For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (4), for “lock and reseal the postal ballot box” substitute “lock the postal ballot box (if it has a lock) and reseal it”.

Regulation 86 (opening of ballot paper envelopes)In paragraph (1), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 86A (retrieval of cancelled postal ballot papers)

In paragraph (1), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (2)(f), for “rule 45 of the elections rules” substitute “rule 40 of the referendum rules”.

In paragraph (3), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 87 (list of rejected postal ballot papers)In paragraph (1), for “In respect of any election, the returning officer” substitute “The counting officer”.
Regulation 88 (checking of lists of rejected postal ballot papers)

For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (3), for the words from “in the constituency” to the end substitute “in the voting area under rule 38(4) of the referendum rules”.

Regulation 89 (sealing of receptacles)In paragraph (1), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.
Regulation 91 (forwarding or retention of documents)

For paragraph (1) substitute—

(1)The counting officer shall forward to the relevant registration officer appointed, at the same time as he forwards the documents mentioned in rule 50 of the referendum rules—

(a)any packets referred to in regulations 75, 77(6), 78(2C), 84(9) and 89 above, endorsing on each packet a description of its contents, the date of the referendum and the name of the voting area, and

(b)a completed statement in Form K of the number of postal ballot papers issued.

In this paragraph “relevant registration officer” has the meaning given by rule 50(3) of the referendum rules.

In paragraph (3), for “returning officer” (in both places) substitute “counting officer”.

In paragraph (4), for “Rules 56 and 57 of the elections rules” substitute “Rules 51 and 52 of the referendum rules”.

In paragraph (5), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 92 (interpretation and application of Part 6)

In paragraph (2), omit the definitions of “relevant conditions” and “research purposes”.

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (7), for the words from “under regulations” to the first “may” substitute “under regulation 98 may”.

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (10), for the words from “in regulations” to “below” substitute “in regulation 98(9) below”.

Regulation 97 of the Scotland Regulations (supply of free copy of full register for electoral purposes and restrictions on use)

For paragraphs (1) to (6) substitute—

(1)By no later than the publication of the notice of a referendum, the registration officer shall supply each relevant counting officer with as many printed copies of the following as he may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum—

(a)the latest version of the relevant registers,

(b)any notice, published under section 13A(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of the 1983 Act, setting out an alteration to the latest version of a relevant register, and

(c)the latest version of the list of overseas electors.

(2)In this regulation—

  • “relevant counting officer” in relation to a registration officer—

    (a)

    means a counting officer for a voting area that is the same as, or falls wholly or partly within, the registration officer’s registration area, but

    (b)

    does not include a counting officer who is the same individual as the registration officer;

  • relevant register” means—

    (a)

    the register of parliamentary electors, published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act,

    (b)

    the register of local government electors, published under section 13(1) or (3) of that Act, or

    (c)

    the register of peers, maintained under section 3 of the 1985 Act, and published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act (as applied by regulation 13(4) of, and Schedule 4 to, these regulations).

(3)If at any time after a registration officer has complied with paragraph (2)—

(a)a revised version of a relevant register is published,

(b)a notice is published, under section 13A(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of the 1983 Act, setting out an alteration to the latest version of a relevant register, or

(c)a revised version of the list of overseas electors is published,

the registration officer shall supply the counting officer with as many printed copies of the register, notice or list as he may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum.

(4)Where a registration officer is under a duty to supply a counting officer with printed copies of a register, notice or list under this regulation, he must also supply a copy of the register, notice or list in data form.

(5)A register, notice or list supplied under this regulation shall be supplied free of charge.

In paragraph (7)—

(a)

for “the register” substitute “any register”;

(b)

for “an election” substitute “the referendum”.

Regulation 98 of the England and Wales Regulations (supply of free copy of full register for electoral purposes and restrictions on use)

For paragraphs (1) to (8) substitute—

(1)By no later than the publication of the notice of a referendum, the registration officer shall supply each relevant counting officer with as many printed copies of the following as he may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum—

(a)the latest version of the relevant registers,

(b)any notice, published under section 13A(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of the 1983 Act, setting out an alteration to the latest version of a relevant register, and

(c)the latest version of the list of overseas electors.

(2)In this regulation—

  • “relevant counting officer” in relation to a registration officer—

    (a)

    means a counting officer for a voting area that is the same as, or falls wholly or partly within, the registration officer’s registration area, but

    (b)

    does not include a counting officer who is the same individual as the registration officer;

  • relevant register” means—

    (a)

    the register of parliamentary electors, published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act,

    (b)

    the register of local government electors, published under section 13(1) or (3) of that Act, or

    (c)

    the register of peers, maintained under section 3 of the 1985 Act, and published under section 13(1) or (3) of the 1983 Act (as applied by regulation 13(4) of, and Schedule 4 to, these regulations).

(3)If at any time after a registration officer has complied with paragraph (2)—

(a)a revised version of a relevant register is published,

(b)a notice is published, under sections 13A(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of the 1983 Act, setting out an alteration to the latest version of a relevant register, or

(c)a revised version of the list of overseas electors is published,

the registration officer shall supply the counting officer with as many printed copies of the register, notice or list as he may reasonably require for the purposes of the referendum.

(4)Where a registration officer is under a duty to supply a counting officer with printed copies of a register, notice or list under this regulation, he must also supply a copy of the register, notice or list in data form.

(5)A register, notice or list supplied under this regulation shall be supplied free of charge.

In paragraph (9)—

(a)

for “the register” substitute “any register”;

(b)

for “an election” substitute “the referendum”.

Regulation 115 (offences)

In the England and Wales Regulations, for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2)The provisions are regulations 61(3) and (14), 92(9) and 98(9).

In the Scotland Regulations, for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2)The provisions are regulations 61(3) and (14) and 97(7).

Regulation 116 (interpretation of Part 7)

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (1), for “rule 55(1)(e) of the elections rules” substitute “by virtue of rule 50(2)(f) of the referendum rules”.

In the England and Wales Regulations, after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A)In this Part references to “the relevant registration officer” have the meaning given by rule 50(3) of the referendum rules.

In the Scotland Regulations, in paragraph (1)—

(a)

for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”;

(b)

for “rule 58 of the elections rules” substitute “by virtue of rule 50(2)(f) of the referendum rules”.

In the Scotland Regulations, in paragraph (4), for “returning officer” substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 117 (supply of marked registers and lists after an election)

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (1)—

(a)

for the words from “regulation 100” to “local government election” substitute “regulation 100, 106, 109 or 113 with copies of the full register”;

(b)

at the end insert— The reference to a person entitled to be supplied in accordance with regulation 106 with copies of the full register does not include a person mentioned in regulation 106(1)(b).

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (2)—

(a)

for “regulation 103, 105, 106 or 108 before a particular election” substitute “regulation 106(1)(a) or (c) before the referendum”;

(b)

for “that election for which the marked register or list was prepared” substitute “the referendum”.

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (6)(b), for “regulations 100, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109 or 113” substitute “regulations 100, 106, 109 and 113”.

In the England and Wales Regulations, in paragraph (7), for “regulations 100(3), 103(3), 105(4), 106(3), 108(5) and 109(3)” substitute “regulations 100(3), 106(3) and 109(3)”.

In the Scotland Regulations, for “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

In the Scotland Regulations, in paragraph (1)—

(a)

for the words from “regulation 99” to “parliamentary election” substitute “regulation 99, 105, 108 and 112 with copies of the full register”;

(b)

at the end insert— The reference to a person entitled to be supplied in accordance with regulation 105 with copies of the full register does not include a person mentioned in regulation 105(1)(b).

In the Scotland Regulations, in paragraph (2)—

(a)

for “regulation 102, 104, 105 or 107 before a particular election” substitute “regulation 105(1) or (c) before the referendum”;

(b)

for “that election for which the marked register or list was prepared” substitute “the referendum”.

In the Scotland Regulations, in paragraph (6)(b), for “regulations 99, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108 or 112” substitute “regulations 99, 105, 108 and 112”.

In the Scotland Regulations, in paragraph (7), for “regulation 99(3), 102(3), 104(4), 105(3), 107(5) or 108(3)” substitute “regulation 99(3), 105(3) or 108(3)”.

Regulation 118 (inspection of documents open to public inspection)

In paragraph (1)(b)—

(a)

for “an election” substitute “the referendum”;

(b)

in paragraph (iii), for “election” substitute “referendum”.

In the Scotland Regulations, for “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

Regulation 119 (conditions on the use, supply and disclosure of documents open to public inspection)

In paragraph (2), omit “either” and after paragraph (ii) insert

, or

(iii)any purpose in connection with the referendum.

Regulation 120 (calculating the fee for supply of marked registers or lists)
In Schedule 3, Form K

For the heading substitute “REFERENDUM ON THE VOTING SYSTEM FOR UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS”.

For “constituency” substitute “voting area”.

For “returning officer” (in each place) substitute “counting officer”.

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