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The Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL, INTERPRETATION AND MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Revocations

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Forms

    5. 5.Communication of applications, notices etc.

    6. 6.Electronic signatures and related certificates

    7. 7.Copies of documents

    8. 8.Time

    9. 9.Official poll card at parliamentary elections

    10. 10.Return and declaration of election expenses

    11. 11.Interference with notices etc.

    12. 12.Device referred to in rule 29(3A) (b) of parliamentary elections rules

    13. 13.Registration of European Parliamentary overseas electors

  3. PART II SERVICE AND OVERSEAS ELECTORS' DECLARATIONS

    1. Service declarations

      1. 14.Qualification for Crown servant

      2. 15.Contents of service declaration

      3. 16.Transmission of service declaration

      4. 17.Notification by registration officer in respect of service declarations

    2. Overseas electors' declarations

      1. 18.Contents of overseas elector’s declaration

      2. 19.Certain declarants to supply copy of birth certificates

      3. 20.Attestation of certain overseas electors' declarations

      4. 21.Transmission of overseas elector’s declaration

      5. 22.Notification about registration as overseas elector

  4. PART III REGISTRATION

    1. Information about electors

      1. 23.Power to require information

      2. 24.Evidence as to age and nationality

      3. 25.Reminders to electors registered pursuant to a declaration

      4. 26.Applications for registration

      5. 27.Objections to registration

      6. 28.Inspection of applications and objections

  5. Determination of applications and objections

    1. 29.Procedure for determining applications for registration and objections without a hearing

    2. 30.Notice of hearing

    3. 31.Hearing of applications and objections

    4. 32.Registration appeals

    5. 33.Circumstances when the power in section 10A(5)(b) of the 1983 Act applies

    6. 34.Retaining entries in register

    7. 35.Registration officer’s right to inspect certain records

    8. 36.Notices in connection with registration

    9. 37.Notice by registration officer of a change of address

  6. The register

    1. 38.Separate part of a register for each parliamentary polling district

    2. 39.Different letter for each parliamentary polling district

    3. 40.Qualifying addresses which are not included in the register

    4. 41.Order of names

    5. 42.Marking of names

    6. 43.Publication of register

    7. 44.Information about register

    8. 45.Preparation and publication of list of overseas electors

    9. 46.Supply of free copies of register and list of overseas electors otherwise than on request

    10. 47.Supply of free copies of register and list of overseas electors on request

    11. 48.Sale of register and list of overseas electors

    12. 49.Supply of register and list of overseas electors in data form

  7. PART IV ABSENT VOTERS

    1. 50.Interpretation of Part IV

    2. 51.General requirements for applications for an absent vote

    3. 52.Additional requirements for applications for the appointment of a proxy

    4. 53.Additional requirements for applications for a proxy vote for a definite or indefinite period on grounds of physical incapacity or blindness

    5. 54.Additional requirements for applications for a proxy vote for a definite or indefinite period based on occupation, service, employment or attendance on a course

    6. 55.Additional requirements for applications for a proxy vote in respect of a particular election

    7. 56.Closing date for applications

    8. 57.Grant or refusal of applications

    9. 58.Notice of appeal

    10. 59.Cancellation of proxy appointment

    11. 60.Inquiries by registration officer

    12. 61.Records and lists kept under Schedule 4

    13. 62.Marked register for polling stations

    14. 63.Certificate of employment at a parliamentary election

  8. PART V ISSUE AND RECEIPT OF POSTAL BALLOT PAPERS

    1. 64.Interpretation of Part V

  9. Issue of Postal Ballot Papers

    1. 65.Combination of polls

    2. 66.Form of declaration of identity

    3. 67.Persons entitled to be present at proceedings on issue of postal ballot papers

    4. 68.Persons entitled to be present at proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers

    5. 69.Agents of candidates who may attend proceedings on receipt of postal ballot papers

    6. 70.Notification of requirement of secrecy

    7. 71.Time when postal ballot papers are to be issued

    8. 72.Procedure on issue of postal ballot paper

    9. 73.Refusal to issue postal ballot paper

    10. 74.Envelopes

    11. 75.Sealing up of counterfoils and security of special lists

    12. 76.Delivery of postal ballot papers

    13. 77.Spoilt postal ballot papers

    14. 78.Lost postal ballot papers

  10. Receipt pf Postal Ballot Papers

    1. 79.Alternative means of returning postal ballot paper or declaration of identity

    2. 80.Notice of opening of postal ballot paper envelopes

    3. 81.Postal ballot boxes and receptacles

    4. 82.Receipt of covering envelope

    5. 83.Opening of postal voters' ballot box

    6. 84.Opening of covering envelopes

    7. 85.Procedure in relation to declarations of identity

    8. 86.Opening of ballot paper envelopes

    9. 87.Lists of rejected postal ballot papers

    10. 88.Checking of lists kept under regulation 87

    11. 89.Sealing of receptacles

    12. 90.Abandoned poll

    13. 91.Forwarding of documents

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ENABLING POWERS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REVOCATIONS

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FORMS

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      APPLICATION WITH MODIFICATIONS OF PROVISIONS OF THE 1983 AND 1985 ACTS FOR REGISTRATION OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY OVERSEAS ELECTORS

  12. Explanatory Note

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