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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Part 1 – Elections

6.Part 1 of the Act (including Schedules 1 and 2, though note that Schedule 1 also relates to Part 7 of the Act) contains provisions for the extension of the franchise for local government elections, provides for two voting systems for elections to principal councils; changes the electoral cycle for local government elections; provides for an alternative method to register local government electors; the qualification for, and disqualification from, membership of a local authority; returning officers’ expenditure; and accessibility of election documents.

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