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Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Summary

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 Individual Electoral Registration in Great Britain

      1. Section 1: Individual registration

      2. Section 2: Verification of entitlement etc

      3. Section 3: Proxies to be registered electors

      4. Section 4: Annual canvass

      5. Section 5: Invitations to register

      6. Section 6 Amendment of Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986

      7. Section 7: Power to amend or abolish the annual canvass

      8. Section 8: Consulting Electoral Commission about proposals under section 7

      9. Section 9: Piloting changes to annual canvass

      10. Section 10: Piloting registration provisions

      11. Section 11: Orders under Part 1

      12. Section 12: Interpretation of Part 1

      13. Section 13: Amendments and transitional provision

    2. Part 2: Administration and Conduct of Elections etc

      1. Section 14: Extension of timetable for Parliamentary elections

      2. Section 15: Timing of parish and community council elections in England and Wales

      3. Section 16: Alteration of electoral registers: pending elections

      4. Section 17: Review of polling districts and places in Great Britain

      5. Section 18: Inadequate performance of returning officers: reduction of charges

      6. Section 19: Voters waiting at polling station at close of poll

      7. Section 20: Use of emblems on ballot papers

      8. Section 21: Community support officers

      9. Section 22: Notification of rejected postal vote

      10. Section 23: Repeal of powers to establish co-ordinated on-line record of electors

    3. Part 3: Final Provisions

      1. Section 26: Extent

      2. Section 27: Commencement

    4. Schedules

      1. Schedule 1: Register of electors: alterations and removal

      2. Schedule 2: Sharing and checking information

      3. Schedule 3: Civil penalty for failing to make application when required by registration officer

      4. Schedule 4: Amendments to do with Part 1

      5. Schedule 5: Transitional provision to do with Part 1

        1. Part 1: Introduction

        2. Part 2: Removal of existing registrations by end of the third new canvass

        3. Part 3: Encouraging new applications

        4. Part 4: Absent voting

        5. Part 5: Persons with existing registrations by virtue of declarations etc

        6. Part 6: Persons with existing registrations by virtue of section 7(2) or 7A(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983

        7. Part 7: Supplementary

  5. Commencement

  6. Hansard References

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