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Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

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PART 5Persons with existing registrations by virtue of declarations etc

Meaning of “relevant person”

20(1)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person” means a person who falls within sub-paragraph (2) or (3).

(2)A person falls within this sub-paragraph if the person—

(a)is for the time being registered in a register in pursuance of a declaration of local connection, a service declaration or an overseas elector’s declaration, and

(b)has been registered in pursuance of a declaration of that kind since immediately before the commencement date.

(3)A person falls within this sub-paragraph if the person—

(a)has for the time being an anonymous entry in a register, and

(b)has had such an entry since immediately before the commencement date.

Relevant person’s first renewal of registration after 3-month transitional period: successful new application required

21(1)On the first occasion after the transitional period on which a relevant person’s entry in a register comes up for renewal, the person is not entitled to remain registered unless the person has made a successful new application for registration (in addition to complying with any other requirements).

(2)“Transitional period” means the period of 3 months beginning with the commencement date.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph, a relevant person’s entry in a register comes up for renewal when an event mentioned in the applicable provision occurs in relation to that entry.

(4)“The applicable provision” means—

(a)section 7C(2) or 15(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 or section 2(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985, or

(b)section 9C(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983;

(as applicable).

Application for absent vote before first renewal of registration after 3-month transitional period: relevant person need not have made successful new application for registration

22(1)An absent voting application made by a relevant person on or after the commencement date is not to be refused merely because the person has not made a successful new application for registration (but see paragraph 21).

(2)“Absent voting application” means an application under paragraph 3(1) or (2) or 4(1) or (2) of Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 2000.

Proxy for relevant person need not have made successful new application for registration until relevant person’s first successful new application for registration

23(1)The amendment made by section 3 of this Act (read with paragraph 18 above) does not apply in relation to a proxy appointment for a relevant person (or the proxy’s entitlement to vote) until the first occasion on which the relevant person makes a successful new application for registration in the relevant register.

(2)In this paragraph—

(a)“proxy appointment” means an appointment of a person as proxy under paragraph 6(7) or (8) of Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 (whether made before, on or after the commencement date);

(b)“relevant register” means the register which relates to elections of the same kind as those to which the proxy appointment relates.

(3)If a proxy appointment ceases to be in force because sub-paragraph (1) ceases to preserve it, the officer must—

(a)notify the proxy and the relevant person in the prescribed manner, and

(b)take any other prescribed steps.

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