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Parliament (Elections and Meeting) Act 1943

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3(1)Subject to the two foregoing paragraphs, any reference in any enactment to parliamentary electors, parliamentary voters Or persons entitled to vote at parliamentary elections, by whatever name called, shall—

(a)in relation to any matter occurring after the appointed day and before the date as from which regulations made under subsection (2) of section twelve of this Act are revoked in pursuance of subsection (3) of-that section, be construed as respects any constituency—

(i)in the case of a reference in any of the enactments specified in sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph, as a reference to persons claiming or reputed to be qualified to be registered in the register for an election in the constituency (whether or not such an election has been initiated);

(ii)for the purpose of determining any person's qualifications to hold any office, or to do any act (other than an act to be done at or in connection with a parliamentary election), as a reference to persons who were registered in the register of parliamentary electors last prepared for the constituency (whether under the principal Act or this Act) ; and

(b)in relation to any matter occurring after the date as from which the said, regulations are revoked, be construed as respects any constituency as a reference to persons whose names for the time being, appear in an electors list for which provision is required to be made by the said subsection (3) of section twelve of this Act.

(2)The enactments above referred to in this paragraph are :—

(a)section eighteen of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1829 (both as originally enacted and as extended by section nine of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1856), section nine of the County Police Act, 1839, section nine of the County and Borough Police Act, 1856, section seventeen of the Police (Scotland) Act, 1857, and section five of the Metropolitan Police Act, i860 (which prohibit constables and others from canvassing at certain parliamentary elections) ;

(b)section six of the Election Commissioners Act, 1852, sections two, three and seven of the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act, 1854, section, forty-nine of the Representation of the People Act, 1867, subsection (2) of section one, and paragraph (b) of subsection (1) and subsection (3) of section seven, of the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1883 (which deal with bribery and corruption at parliamentary elections);

(c)rule 7 of the First Schedule to the Ballot Act, 1872, section thirteen of the Parliamentary and Municipal Registration Act, 1878, and subsection (2) of section thirty-one of the principal Act (which relate respectively to the right of electors to obtain nomination forms, to inspect the rate book and to make representations as to the polling districts and polling places in a constituency) ;

(d)subsection (2) of section thirty-three of the principal Act (which relates to the right of a candidate to send an election address post free to each elector).

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