Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended by Representation of the People Act 2000)

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Section 1 Parliamentary electors.
(1)A person is entitled to vote as an elector at a parliamentary election in any constituency if on the date of the poll he—
(a)is registered in the register of parliamentary electors for that constituency;
(b)is not subject to any legal incapacity to vote (age apart);
(c)is either a Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; and
(d)is of voting age (that is, 18 years or over).
(2)A person is not entitled to vote as an elector—
(a)more than once in the same constituency at any parliamentary election; or
(b)in more than one constituency at a general election.

Section 2 Local government electors.
(1)A person is entitled to vote as an elector at a local government election in any electoral area if on the date of the poll he—
(a)is registered in the register of local government electors for that area;
(b)is not subject to any legal incapacity to vote (age apart);
(c)is a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a relevant citizen of the Union; and
(d)is of voting age (that is, 18 years or over).
(2)A person is not entitled to vote as an elector—
(a)more than once in the same electoral area at any local government election; or
(b)in more than one electoral area at an ordinary election for a local government area which is not a single electoral area.

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National constitutional law
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United Kingdom