Electoral registration

February 11th, 2013 by James Goudie KC

The first Commencement Order has been made under the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.  The Order brings into force provisions enabling Regulations to be made about the disclosure of information for the purposes of electoral registration.  The provisions are in Section 2 of and Schedule 2 to the Act (Sharing and Checking Information), amending Schedule 2 to the Representation of the People Act 1983.  The Regulations are to enable a system to be established for the verification of the eligibility of applicants and registered electors in Great Britain, and verification that applicants are the persons they claim to be.  The Regulations may authorise or require Registration Officers to require an applicant or a registered elector to provide evidence of eligibility and that an applicant is the person named in the application.