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European Union Act 2011

Section 13: Role of Electoral Commission

108.Section 13(a) provides that the Electoral Commission has a duty to promote public awareness of any referendum to be held pursuant to sections 2, 3 or 6 and how to vote in it to the extent that the Electoral Commission deems appropriate at the time that any future referendum held in accordance with this Act is called. Section 13(b) provides that the Electoral Commission may promote public awareness of the subject matter of the referendum. They would do so by providing factual and neutral information on that subject. If the Electoral Commission decides to undertake that role in section 13(b) it shall take whatever steps it deems appropriate at the time of that future referendum.

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