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This is the text of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 12 November 1998.
Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill
B I L L
Extend electoral registration for homeless persons.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Meaning of "resident".|| 1. After Section 5 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 ("the 1983 Act") there shall be inserted the following section- |
|Correction of registers.|| 2. - (1) Section 11 of the 1983 Act there shall be amended as follows.|
| (2) In subsection (3), at the end there shall be added the words, "except in accordance with subsection (3A) below."|
| (3) After subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsection- "(3A) Where a claim is made that a person who was homeless on the qualifying date and who was entitled to vote was not included in the register of electors and the registration officer is so satisfied, he shall make the necessary correction in the register, which shall have effect from the qualifying date.".|
|Registration of homeless persons.|| 3. After section 12 of the 1983 Act there shall be inserted the following section- |
|Declaration of locality.|| 4. After Schedule 2 to the 1983 Act there shall be inserted the following Schedule- |
|Short title.|| 5.This Act may be cited as the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 1998.|
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