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Representation of the People Act 2000

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Representation of the People Act 2000

The Representation of the People Act 2000
Long title An Act to make new provision with respect to the registration of voters for the purposes of parliamentary and local government elections; to make other provision in relation to voting at such elections; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2000 c.2
Dates
Royal Assent 9 March 2000
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Representation of the People Act 2000 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database

The Representation of the People Act 2000 (c.2) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that changed the British electoral process in the following ways, entailing minor amendments to the Representation of the People Act 1983:

  • It removed most restrictions on postal voting and proxy voting.
  • It allows psychiatric hospitals to be used as a registration address.
  • It requires additional assistance for disabled voters, particularly visually impaired voters.
  • It made provision for new regulations governing the access, sale and supply of electoral registers.

Subsequent amendments

Six years after the act, the Department for Constitutional Affairs introduced the Bill that became the Electoral Administration Act 2006 which made alterations to UK electoral processes.

See also

External links

  • The Representation of the People Act 2000, as currently amended
  • The Representation of the People Act 2000, as originally enacted from the Office of Public Sector Information.
  • Explanatory notes to the Representation of the People Act 2000 from the Office of Public Sector Information.


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