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6Electoral registration: the digital serviceE+W+S+N.I.

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

(2)In section 10ZC (registration of electors in Great Britain) at the end insert—

(4)The power to make regulations under this section, so far as it is exercisable by a Minister of the Crown to make provision about a UK digital service in relation to elections in Scotland, is exercisable by the Scottish Ministers concurrently with that Minister.

(5)The power of the Scottish Ministers to make regulations by virtue of subsection (4) is exercisable in the same ways and subject to the same provisions as their power to make other regulations under this section, except that—

(a)the power is not exercisable without the agreement of a Minister of the Crown, and

(b)regulations made in exercise of the power are subject to the negative procedure.

(6)In this section—

  • election in Scotland” means—

    (a)

    an election for membership of the Scottish Parliament, or

    (b)

    a local government election in Scotland;

  • UK digital service” means a digital service provided by a Minister of the Crown for the registration of electors.

(3)In section 10ZD (registration of electors in Great Britain: alterations) at the end insert—

(4)The power to make regulations under this section, so far as it is exercisable by a Minister of the Crown to make provision about a UK digital service in relation to elections in Scotland, is exercisable by the Scottish Ministers concurrently with that Minister.

(5)The power of the Scottish Ministers to make regulations by virtue of subsection (4) is exercisable in the same ways and subject to the same provisions as their power to make other regulations under this section, except that—

(a)the power is not exercisable without the agreement of a Minister of the Crown, and

(b)regulations made in exercise of the power are subject to the negative procedure.

(6)In this section “election in Scotland” and “UK digital service” have the same meaning as in section 10ZC.

(4)In section 53 (power to make regulations about registration etc) at the end insert—

(9)The power to make regulations under this section, so far as it is exercisable by a Minister of the Crown to make provision about a UK digital service in relation to elections in Scotland, is exercisable by the Scottish Ministers concurrently with that Minister.

(10)The power of the Scottish Ministers to make regulations by virtue of subsection (9) is exercisable in the same ways and subject to the same provisions as their power to make other regulations under this section, except that—

(a)the power is not exercisable without the agreement of a Minister of the Crown, and

(b)regulations made in exercise of the power are subject to the negative procedure.

(11)In subsection (9)—

  • election in Scotland” means—

    (a)

    an election for membership of the Scottish Parliament, or

    (b)

    a local government election in Scotland;

  • UK digital service” means a digital service provided by a Minister of the Crown for the registration of electors.

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I1S. 6 in force at 18.5.2017 by S.I. 2017/608, reg. 2(1)(d)

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