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Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

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PART 2Removal of existing registrations by end of the third new canvass

Removal of certain existing registrations after the first new canvass

5(1)A registration officer in Great Britain must, immediately before the publication of a register following the first new canvass, remove the entry of a person (“P”) if—

(a)P’s entry was carried forward on the conclusion of the final old canvass,

(b)P has not made a new application for registration in the register, and

(c)at the first new canvass, no canvass form has been completed and returned in respect of P and the address to which the entry relates.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), P’s entry on the register was carried forward on the conclusion of the final old canvass if—

(a)P’s entitlement to remain registered in the register terminated on the conclusion of the final old canvass by virtue of section 10A(5)(a) of the Representation of the People Act 1983, but

(b)in accordance with regulations under section 10A(7) of that Act, P’s entry was not removed from the register.

(3)In this paragraph “the final old canvass” means the final canvass under section 10(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

Removal of existing registrations after the third new canvass

6A registration officer in Great Britain must, immediately before the publication of a register following the third new canvass, remove the entry of any person who has neither—

(a)had his or her entitlement to remain registered confirmed, nor

(b)made a successful new application for registration in the register.

This Part not to apply to persons within Part 5 or 6 below

7In this Part of this Schedule, references to a person who has an entry in a register do not include a person who is a relevant person for the purposes of Part 5 or 6 of this Schedule.

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