Search Legislation

The Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    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 elections rules

    13. 13.Applications for an electoral identity card

    14. 14.Registration of European parliamentary overseas electors

    15. 15.Amendment of rule 37(1E) of the elections rules

  3. PART 2

    1. Service declarations

      1. 16.Qualification for Crown servant

      2. 17.Contents of service declaration

      3. 18.Transmission of service declaration

      4. 19.Notification by registration officer in respect of service declaration

    2. Overseas elector’s declarations

      1. 20.Contents of overseas elector’s declaration

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

      3. 22.Attestation of certain overseas electors’ declarations

      4. 23.Notification about registration as overseas elector

  4. PART 3

    1. Information about electors

      1. 24.Power to require information

      2. 25.Alteration of registers under section 13BA(3) of the 1983 Act

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

      4. 27.Applications for registration

      5. 28.Objections to registration

      6. 29.Inspection of applications and objections

    2. Determination of applications and objections

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

      2. 31.Notice of hearing

      3. 32.Hearing of applications and objections

      4. 33.Objections relating to applications which have been allowed, but before alterations to the register have taken effect

      5. 34.Other determinations by registration officer of entitlement to registration

      6. 35.Summary procedure for determining in specified circumstances whether a person has ceased to satisfy conditions for registration

      7. 36.Procedure for reviewing entitlement to registration

      8. 37.List of reviews

      9. 38.Hearings of reviews

      10. 39.Registration appeals

      11. 40.Representations regarding clerical errors

      12. 41.Requests for information

      13. 42.Provision of information to the registration officer

      14. 43.Disclosure of information

      15. 44.Notices in connection with registration

      16. 45.Communication of notices made on polling day

      17. 46.Notice by registration officer of a change of address

    3. The register

      1. 47.Separate part of register for each parliamentary polling district

      2. 48.Different letter for each parliamentary polling district

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

      4. 50.Order of names

      5. 51.Marking of names

      6. 52.Publication of register

      7. 53.Preparation and publication of list of overseas electors

  5. PART 4

    1. 54.Interpretation of Part 4

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

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

    4. 57.Additional requirements for applications on grounds of blindness or other disability

    5. 58.Additional requirements for applications based on occupation, service, employment or attendance on a course

    6. 59.Additional requirements for applications in respect of a particular election

    7. 60.Additional requirements for applications by proxies to vote by post at a particular election

    8. 61.Closing date for applications

    9. 62.Grant or refusal of applications

    10. 63.Notice of appeal

    11. 64.Cancellation of proxy appointment

    12. 65.Inquiries by registration officer

    13. 66.Records and lists kept under sections 6, 7 and 9 of the 1985 Act

    14. 67.Marked register for polling stations

    15. 68.Certificate of employment at a parliamentary election

    16. 69.Form of Corresponding number lists

  6. PART 5

    1. 70.Interpretation of Part 5

    2. Issue of Postal Ballot Papers

      1. 71.Form of declaration of identity

      2. 72.Persons entitled to be present at proceedings on issue and receipt of postal ballot papers

      3. 73.Agents of candidates who may attend proceedings on issue or receipt of postal ballot papers

      4. 74.Notification of requirement of secrecy

      5. 75.Notice of issue of postal ballot papers

      6. 76.Procedure on issue of postal ballot paper

      7. 77.Refusal to issue postal ballot paper

      8. 78.Envelopes

      9. 79.Sealing up of completed corresponding number lists and security of special lists

      10. 80.Delivery of postal ballot papers

      11. 81.Spoilt postal ballot papers

    3. Receipt of Postal Ballot Papers

      1. 82.Notice of opening of postal ballot paper envelopes

      2. 83.Postal ballot boxes and receptacles

      3. 84.Receipt of covering envelope

      4. 85.Opening of postal voters’ ballot box

      5. 86.Opening of covering envelopes

      6. 87.Procedure in relation to declarations of identity

      7. 88.Opening of ballot paper envelopes

      8. 89.Sealing of receptacles

      9. 90.Abandoned poll

      10. 91.Forwarding of documents

  7. PART 6 ETC.

    1. Interpretation and edited register

      1. 92.Interpretation of Part 6

      2. 93.Edited version of register

    2. General restrictions

      1. 94.Restrictions on supply of full register and disclosure of information from it by the Chief Electoral Officer and his staff

      2. 95.Restriction on use of the full register or information contained in it supplied in accordance with any enactment or otherwise obtained

    3. Supply on publication and specific restrictions

      1. 96.Supply of free copy of full register to the British Library

      2. 97.Supply of free copy of full register to deputy returning officer at local elections and restrictions on use

      3. 98.Supply of free copy of full register etc to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and restrictions on use

      4. 99.Supply of free copy of full register etc to Electoral Commission

      5. 100.Supply of free copy of full register etc to Local Government Boundary Commissioner, the Boundary Commission and the District Electoral Areas Commissioner and restrictions on use

    4. Supply on request and specific restrictions

      1. 101.Supply of full register etc under regulations 102 to 107: general provisions

      2. 102.Supply of full register etc to elected representatives and restrictions on use

      3. 103.Supply of full register etc to holders of relevant elective offices and candidates

      4. 104.Supply of full register etc to local constituency parties and restrictions on use

      5. 105.Supply of full register etc to registered political parties etc and restrictions on use

      6. 106.Supply of full register etc to certain candidates and restriction on use

      7. 107.Supply of full register etc to police forces and restrictions on use

    5. Sale of edited and full register and specific restrictions

      1. 108.Sale of edited register

      2. 109.Sale of full register etc: restrictions on supply, charges, etc

      3. 110.Sale of full register etc: general provisions

      4. 111.Sale of full register etc to government departments

      5. 112.Sale of full register etc to credit reference agencies

    6. Supply to processor and offences

      1. 113.Supply of register to processor

      2. 114.Offences in respect of contravention of Part 6

  8. PART 7

    1. 115.Interpretation of Part 7

    2. 116.Supply of marked registers and lists after an election

    3. 117.Inspection of documents open to public inspection

    4. 118.Conditions on the use, supply and disclosure of documents open to public inspection

    5. 119.Fees relating to the supply of marked registers and lists

  9. 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

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Form of words about two versions of the register

  10. Explanatory Note

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources