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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

Section 27 – Amendments to the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007

76.Section 27 inserts a definition of “voting age” into the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007, meaning persons aged 16 or over. It amends the definition of “qualifying Commonwealth citizen” and inserts a new definition of “qualifying foreign citizen”. The Order makes detailed provision about the conduct of Senedd elections, including provision about voting and voters.

77.Section 27(3) allows for qualifying foreign citizens and all persons aged 16 and over to be nominated to act as a proxy voter for Senedd elections.

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