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Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

1969 CHAPTER 26

An Act to extend the local government franchise; to lower the age at which persons may be registered as electors and vote at parliamentary and local govenment elections; to postpone triennial elections; to alter the years in which registers of parliamentary and local electors are published and in which polling station schemes are prepared; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid or any of them.

[25th November 1969]

1Amendment of 1962 c.14.N.I.

F1 the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (in this Act referred to as “the principal Act” ) shall be amended in the manner specified in Schedule 1.

F1SLR 1980

2Voting age.N.I.

(1)For the purposes of the principal Act, a person shall be of voting age if he is of the age of eighteen or over;F2... and accordingly the principal Act shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

Subs.(2) rep. by 1989 c.3

Subs.(3) substitutes s.130(4) of 1962 c.14 (NI)

Subs.(4) rep. by 1989 c.3

Subs.(5) inserts sub‐para.(2A) in sch.7 to 1962 c.14 (NI)

S.3 rep. by SLR 1980

S.4 rep. by 1971 c.4 (NI)

S.5 (rep. in pt.) amends s.15 of 1962 c.14 (NI)

S.6 rep. by SLR 1980

7Short title, construction, citation and interpretation.N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 and shall be construed as one with the Electoral Law Acts (Northern Ireland) 1962 M1 and 1968 and those Acts and this Act may be cited together as the Electoral Law Acts (Northern Ireland) 1962 to 1969.

(2)In this Act, the expression “the principal Act” means the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 and expressions to which a meaning is assigned by that Act shall have the same meaning for the purposes of this Act.

Subs.(3) rep. by 1971 c.4 (NI)

Marginal Citations


Schedule 1—Amendments


Schedule 2 rep. by SLR 1980

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