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9.—(1) It is every registration officer’s duty to prepare and publish in every year for each part of a European Parliamentary constituency in the area for which he acts a register of those relevant citizens of the Union who are entitled to be registered as European Parliamentary electors under or by virtue of these Regulations.
(2) Such a register shall so far as practicable be combined with the registers of parliamentary electors and of local government electors and any register of peers under section 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985(1), the names of persons registered under this provision being marked to indicate that fact.
(3) A registration officer’s general duty to prepare and publish registers of European Parliamentary electors in conformity with these Regulations includes the duty to take reasonable steps to obtain information required by him for that purpose (without prejudice to any specific requirement of these Regulations or the provisions applied or amended by them).
(4) Sections 10, except paragraph (a), (preparation of registers)(2), 11 (correction of register)(3), 13, except subsection (2), (publication of registers), 18(8) (effect on register of changes to polling districts), 56 (registration appeals: England and Wales)(4), 57 (registration appeals: Scotland) and 58 (registration appeals: Northern Ireland)(5) and the definition of “prescribed” in section 202(1) of the Act of 1983 shall apply to the register of relevant citizens of the Union as European Parliamentary electors (and electors lists therefor) and any appeals relating to inclusion in that register as they apply to the register of parliamentary and local government electors (and electors lists therefor and any appeals) but with the following modifications:
(a)in section 10(c) the reference to “electors lists” shall be construed as including the electors lists in respect of the registers of parliamentary and local government electors;
(b)in section 13(4) after the words “(including this Act)” there shall be inserted “, as applied by regulations under the Act of 1978, and the European Parliamentary Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Representatives) Regulations 1994”;
(c)in section 56—
(i)in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) for the words “this Act”there shall be substituted “the European Parliamentary Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Representatives) Regulations 1994”; and
(ii)paragraph (b) of subsection (1) shall be omitted.
Section 10 has been amended by section 4(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985.
Section 11 has been amended by Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 1985.
Section 56 has been amended and repealed in part by Part I of Schedule 2 to, and Schedules 4 and 5 to, the Representation of the People Act 1985.
Section 58 has been amended by Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 1985.
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