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Electoral Law (Amendment) Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Mr Peter Bone

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 16.12.2011

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 48 2010-11 as introduced | PDF version, 71KB 13.10.2010

Latest news on the Bill

This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 16 December 2011.

This Bill was presented to Parliament on 5 July 2010. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Peter Bone.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would amend Schedule 1 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 to provide that at the close of the poll in a general election, by-election or local government election, electors who were entitled to vote and within the precincts of the polling station would have to be issued with a ballot paper and allowed to vote.

It would be the responsibility of the Presiding Officer or Returning Officer to determine the limits of the precincts of a particular polling station.

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