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Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

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16Alteration of electoral registers: pending elections

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(1)The Representation of the People Act 1983 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 13A (alteration of registers)—

(a)in subsection (4), after “section” insert “13AB(2),”;

(b)in subsection (5), after “this section, section” insert “13AB,”.

(3)After that section insert—

13ABAlteration of registers: interim publication dates

(1)Subsections (2) and (3) apply in relation to an interim publication date where—

(a)at any time before the interim publication date, section 13A applies to a registration officer (by virtue of section 13A(1)) in connection with a determination, requirement or decision within section 13A(1)(za), (zb), (b), (c) or (d),

(b)in consequence of the determination, requirement or decision an entry relating to a person falls to be made in (or removed from) the register in respect of an address in the relevant election area, and

(c)no alteration made in consequence of the determination, requirement or decision has already taken effect, or is due to take effect, under a relevant provision on or before the interim publication date.

(2)On the interim publication date the registration officer must issue, in the prescribed manner, a notice specifying the appropriate alteration in the register.

(3)The alteration takes effect from the beginning of the interim publication date.

(4)There are two interim publication dates (in relation to a registration officer and an election to which this section applies).

(5)The first interim publication date is the last day on which nomination papers may be delivered to the returning officer for the purposes of the election.

(6)The second interim publication date is to be determined by the registration officer, but must be a day after the first interim publication date and before the appropriate publication date.

(7)In subsection (1)(c) “relevant provision” means—

(a)in relation to the first interim publication date, section 13A(2);

(b)in relation to the second interim publication date, section 13A(2) and subsection (3) as it applies in relation to the first interim publication date.

(8)This section applies to—

(a)parliamentary elections in England, Wales or Scotland;

(b)elections in England, Wales or Scotland to the European Parliament;

(c)elections to the Scottish Parliament;

(d)elections to the National Assembly for Wales;

(e)local government elections in England, Wales or Scotland;

(f)elections of police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.

(9)Subsections (5) and (6) of section 13B apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(4)In section 13B(2) (alteration of registers in Great Britain: pending elections), after “subsection (2) of that section” insert “or section 13AB(3)”.

(5)In section 56 (registration appeals: England and Wales)—

(a)in subsection (4), after “13A” insert “, 13AB”;

(b)in subsection (4A), after “13A(2)” insert “, 13AB(3)”.

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