Electoral Registration and Administration Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

After Clause 18

LORD PANNICK

BARONESS JAY OF PADDINGTON

LORD LEXDEN

LORD LANG OF MONKTON

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Voting procedure

(1) Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (parliamentary elections rules) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 37 (voting procedure) after sub-paragraph (6) insert—

“(7) A voter who is in the polling station or in a queue outside the polling station for the purpose of voting at the time specified for the close of poll shall be entitled to apply for a ballot paper under sub-paragraph 1 above and a ballot paper shall be delivered and the voter entitled to vote in accordance with this paragraph.””

After Clause 22

LORD NORTON OF LOUTH

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Opt-in to the edited version of the electoral register

(1) From 1 December 2013, the inclusion of the name of an elector on the edited version of the electoral register shall only take place when the elector has given permission for his name to be included.

(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), permission shall be deemed to have been given when the elector ticks a box on the electoral registration form indicating that he wishes to be so included.”

Prepared 17th January 2013