Parliamentary Election Amendment Rules 1999

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Parliamentary Election Amendment Rules 1999
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION AMENDMENT RULES 1999

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BR 31/1999

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION ACT 1978

1978 : 23

THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION AMENDMENT RULES 1999

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Governor by section
76 of the Parliamentary Election Act 1978, the following rules are hereby
made:

Citation and interpretation
1 (1) These Rules may be cited as the Parliamentary Election
Amendment Rules 1999.

(2) In these Rules, the "principal Rules" means the
Parliamentary Election Rules 1979.

Amends Rule 3
2 Rule 3 of the principal Rules is amended by redesignating it as
paragraph(1) and inserting the following new paragraph after paragraph
(1)

" (2) The fees chargeable for the sale of copies of the
parliamentary register under section 8(5) of the Parliamentary
Election Act 1978 shall be 30 cents a page or $250 for a bound
volume of the register.

Amends First Schedule
3 The First Schedule to the principal Rules is amended by

(a) substituting Form 1 in the Schedule to these Rules for
Form 1;

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(b) inserting Form 1A in the Schedule to these Rules after
Form 1;

(c) substituting Form 2 in the Schedule to these Rules for
Form 2;

(d) inserting "Date of expiry" after "Date of issue" in form 3
(Bermuda Voter's Identification Card).

SCHEDULE

FORM 1

Application for Registration

(Section 10(1))

I,.........................(state your full name) of ....................(state your
residential address including postcode and land valuation assessment
number) hereby apply to be registered in the parliamentary register of
the...............................constituency (state the name of the constituency in
which you live), and I declare that 

(a) I was born in ..................(state place of your birth) on the ......day of
..........(state date of your birth).

(b) I am a Commonwealth citizen.

(c) I possess Bermudian status, and I was granted Bermudian status
on the .........day of................(state date of grant) (delete this
paragraph if you do not possess Bermudian status).

(d) I do not possess Bermudian status but I was registered as an
elector on 1 May 1976 (delete this paragraph if you possess
Bermudian status).

(e) I am not registered in the parliamentary register of any other
constituency.

(f) I have not applied to be registered as an elector in any other
constituency.

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(g) I am not disqualified for registration as an elector.

NOTE: A person is disqualified for registration if—

(i) he has ceased to be a Commonwealth citizen; or

(ii) he has ceased to be ordinarily resident in Bermuda; or

(iii) he is registered in the parliamentary register of another
constituency; or

(iv) he is disqualified from voting at a parliamentary election
under section 71 of the Parliamentary Election Act 1978; or

(v) he is in prison or detained in a senior training school or
having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment, preventive
detention or corrective training the adjudged term of his
sentence has not yet expired, whether or not he is at large on
licence, unless he has been granted a free pardon or has
been granted remission under section 10 of the Prisons Act
1979; or

(vi) he is a person suffering from mental disorder within the
meaning of the Mental Health Act 1968 or is adjudged to be of
unsound mind under any statutory provision.

Signature of applicant:

Date:

Registered by:

Date:

WARNING: A person who knowingly makes a statement which is false in
a material particular or submits any document in support of the
application which is false in a material particular or which has been
altered without lawful authority is guilty of an offence and liable to 12
months imprisonment or a fine of $500 or both.

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Note: This form may be completed in person by the applicant at the
offices of the Parliamentary Registrar, Parliament Street, Hamilton, or may
be delivered to the offices of the Parliamentary Registrar, Parliament
Street, Hamilton.

FORM 1A

Application for registration made on behalf of elector by a member
of his household

(Section 10(2))

I,............................. (state your full name ) of. .....................
(state your residential address including postcode and land valuation
assessment number) being a member of the household of ......................
(state full name of person in respect of whom the application is being made
("the applicant") whose residential address is .................................... (state
residential address of applicant, including postcode and land valuation
assessment number) hereby apply for his/her registration in the
parliamentary register of the ..........................constituency (state the
name of the constituency in which he/she lives), and I declare that I have
the consent and authority of the applicant to make this application on
his/her behalf, and I further declare that the applicant

(a) was born in ..........................(state place of birth) on the ...........day
of .................(state date of birth);

(b) is a Commonwealth citizen;

(c) possesses Bermudian status, and was granted Bermudian status
on the.........day of............... (state date of grant) (delete this
paragraph if applicant does not possess Bermudian status);

(d) does not possess Bermudian status but was registered as an elector
on 1 May 1976 (delete this paragraph if applicant possesses
Bermudian status);

(e) is not registered in the parliamentary register of any other
constituency;

(f) has not applied to be registered as an elector in any other
constituency;

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(g) is not disqualified for registration as an elector.

NOTE: A person is disqualified for registration if—

(i) he has ceased to be a Commonwealth citizen; or

(ii) he has ceased to be ordinarily resident in Bermuda; or

(iii) he is registered in the parliamentary register of another
constituency; or

(iv) he is disqualified from voting at a parliamentary election
under section 71 of the Parliamentary Election Act 1978; or

(v) he is in prison or detained in a senior training school or
having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment, preventive
detention or corrective training the adjudged term of his
sentence has not yet expired, whether or not he is at large on
licence, unless he has been granted a free pardon or has
been granted remission under section 10 of the Prisons Act
1979; or

(vi) he is a person suffering from mental disorder within the
meaning of the Mental Health Act 1968 or is adjudged to be of
unsound mind under any statutory provision.

Signature of member of applicant's household:

Date:

Registered by:

Date:

WARNING: A person who knowingly makes a statement which is false in
a material particular or submits any document in support of the
application which is false in a material particular or which has been
altered without lawful authority is guilty of an offence and liable to 12
months imprisonment or a fine of $500 or both.

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Notes: (1) A member of an applicant's household who applies for
registration on behalf of such applicant must ensure the accuracy of the
information provided on this form.

(2) This form may be completed in person at the offices of the
Parliamentary Registrar, Parliament Street, Hamilton, or may be delivered
to the offices of the Parliamentary Registrar, Parliament Street, Hamilton.

FORM 2

Notification of change of registered particulars

(Section 10A)

I, .......................................(state your full name) of .........................
(state your residential address including postcode and land valuation
assessment number) currently registered in the parliamentary register of
the .......................constituency (state the name of the constituency)
hereby notify the Parliamentary Registrar

(a) that I have changed my name from .............................(state
your former name) to .......................................(state your
current name),and I attach the following document certifying
the change of name: ........................................(state type of
document);

(b) that I have changed my address from (state your former
residential address including postcode and land valuation
assessment number) and that I now reside at ...................
(state your current residential address including postcode and
land valuation assessment number);

(c) that I wish to have my name removed from the parliamentary
register for the constituency where I was previously registered
namely, .......................... (state name of former constituency)
and transferred to .......................(state the name of the
constituency where you now reside and where you wish to be
registered).

Note: please delete the paragraphs that do not apply to you.

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Signature of applicant

Date:

Registered by:

Date:

Made this 11th day of May, 1999

Governor