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EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Cabinet Office, are published
separately as HL Bill 33—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Wallace of Saltaire has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill are
compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Individual electoral registration in Great Britain

    1. 1. Individual registration

    2. 2. Applications for registration and verification of entitlement etc

    3. 3. Proxies to be registered electors

    4. 4. Annual canvass

    5. 5. Invitations to register

    6. 6. Power to amend or abolish the annual canvass

    7. 7. Consulting Electoral Commission about proposals under section 6

    8. 8. Piloting of changes to the annual canvass

    9. 9. Piloting registration provisions

    10. 10. Orders under Part 1

    11. 11. Interpretation of Part 1

    12. 12. Amendments and transitional provision

  2. Part 2

    Administration and conduct of elections etc

    1. 13. Extension of timetable for parliamentary elections

    2. 14. Timing of parish and community council elections in England and Wales

    3. 15. Alteration of electoral registers: pending elections

    4. 16. Review of polling districts and places in Great Britain

    5. 17. Inadequate performance of returning officer: reduction of charges

    6. 18. Use of emblems on ballot papers

    7. 19. Community support officers

    8. 20. Notification of rejected postal vote

    9. 21. Repeal of powers to establish co-ordinated on-line record of electors

  3. Part 3

    Final provisions

    1. 22. Financial provisions

    2. 23. Meaning of “the Minister” etc

    3. 24. Extent

    4. 25. Commencement

    5. 26. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Register of electors: alterations and removal

    2. Schedule 2

      Sharing and checking information etc

    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 second 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

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