Act Amending The Act On Elections To The Folketing, The Law On Election Of Members To The European Parliament And The Danish Law On Municipal And Regional Elections (Elections Board, The Approval Of Party Names, Etc.)

Original Language Title: Lov om ændring af lov om valg til Folketinget, lov om valg af danske medlemmer til Europa-Parlamentet og lov om kommunale og regionale valg(Valgnævnet, godkendelse af partinavne m.v.)

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Act amending the Act on elections to the Folketing, the law on election of members to the European Parliament and the Danish law on municipal and regional elections

(The Electoral Board, the approval of party names, etc.)

WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:

The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:

§ 1

In the law on elections to the Folketing, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1292 by 8. December 2006, as amended by Act No. 513 of 6. June 2007, shall be amended as follows: 1. Article 12, paragraph 2, shall be repealed, and replaced by: ' (2). Choose the declarations to be made on a form, which must be approved by the Election Committee, in accordance with article 3. § 17. The approval is valid for 3 years from the approval date. In connection with the approval of the Board of Elections determines the form the name of the new party may be approved, in accordance with article 3. § 13. The approval of the party name is valid in the same period of time as the approval of the form. An application for approval of a form to a new party, whose name cannot be approved, in accordance with article 3. section 13, may be submitted not earlier than 30 days before the expiry of the period during which the name cannot be approved.

(3). Election Board may, on application, extend the approval of the form and the party name for 1 years from the expiry of the previous approval, if there is reason to believe that within this period will be made party review. Extension can in exceptional cases be done multiple times. An application for an extension may, apart from exceptional cases, be submitted at the latest at the expiry of the previous approval. The subject of an application for extension of approval no later than the end of the previous approval maintained approval, pending a decision on whether or not the application can be met.

(4). The party is not made within the period of review, where the approval of the party's form to select statement and a possible extension of this applies, see. paragraphs 2 and 3, can anyone who has got the party's voter declaration form to be approved, the earliest lodge the application for approval of a form with the same party name 1 year after the expiry of the previous approval. However, this does not apply if the other according to the rules laid down in section 13 (1). 2 and 5, and paragraph 2, cannot get approved party name. '

Paragraph 3-7 becomes paragraph 5-9.

2. In article 13, paragraph 1, no. 3 and 6, and two sites in section 13, paragraph 3, 1. section, the term ' Welfare Minister ' to: ' electoral Committee ".

3. In article 13, paragraph 4, the words ' Welfare Minister ' to: ' electoral Committee ".

4. In the heading of Chapter 4 and in section 16, paragraph 2, 1. and 2. paragraph, the words ' Electoral Committee ' to: ' electoral Committee ".

5. Article 17 is replaced by the following: ' article 17. Welfare Minister shall establish a selection board decides on 1) entry on the electoral roll under section 16 (2), 2) approval of forms for select statements for new parties wishing to participate in the Folketing election, see. section 12 (2) and (3) and section 13, paragraph 3, or the European parliamentary elections, see. section 11 (2) and (3) and section 12 of the law on the election of members to the European Parliament, and 3) recording in Party names register, see. section 13, paragraph 4.

(2). The Election Committee consists of a Chairman and 2 other members, in the cases referred to in paragraph 1, no. 2 and 3, however, 3 other members. The Chairman must be a judge, and one of the other members shall be knowledgeable in constitutional law. The additional member Board consists of in the cases referred to in paragraph 1, no. 2 and 3, must be knowledgeable in names and trademark rights. There shall be appointed in accordance with the same rules, a Deputy to the Chairman and each of the other members.

(3). The Election Committee is a quorum, when Committee members or their alternates are present. Decisions are taken by majority vote. Stands tied, is the President's vote crucial.

(4). The Electoral Board's President can on behalf of the Board to decide cases, which do not tolerate delay, or if the outcome does not give rise to doubts.

(5). The Electoral Board's decisions cannot be brought before another administrative authority.

(6). The Election Committee shall provide and shall notify the Secretary of the welfare information, this may require concerning the Board's activities.

(7). Welfare Minister lays down the Selection Committee's rules of procedure, including rules on convening of delegates. Welfare Minister establishes remuneration and expense allowance for Committee members and their delegates.

(8). Ministry of social welfare provides secretariat services available to the Selection Board.

(9). The Parliamentary Ombudsman's activities include the Choice Board. '

6. section 54 (1), shall be repealed, and replaced by: "voters who are hospitalized at the hospital, may vote at the hospital.

(2). Voters who live or reside in the following accommodation facilities or housing, may vote in boformen or to homes: 1) nursing homes and sheltered dwellings that are operated according to the rules laid down in the law on social service.

2) accommodation facilities provided by the rules of the law on social services for women who have been subjected to violence, threats of violence or similar crisis in relation to family-or cohabitation.

3) accommodation facilities provided by the rules of the law on social services for temporary or prolonged stay for adults who due to reduced physical or mental functional ability or special social problems has required, and accommodation facilities for adults, which is run after those covered by the test provisions. The Municipal Council may decide that the form of ballot voting in the said accommodation facilities instead should be done according to the rules laid down in paragraph 4 on the form of ballot voting at home.

4) whereabouts outside the person's home, where the municipality according to the rules laid down in the law on social service gives the offer of personal assistance, care and care, etc. to persons who due to temporary or permanently impaired physical or mental functional ability has need of them. The Municipal Council may decide that there is no form of ballot voting must be carried out in those places of residence outside their home.

5) General care homes that are covered by the law on social housing, etc., care homes, which are subject to the law on housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, ustøttede private nursing homes covered by the law on rent, and friplejeboliger, which are covered by the law on friplejeboliger.

6) Other General senior housing covered by the law on social housing, etc., other older homes that are covered by the law on housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, as well as facilitate collective housing and homes and homes for the old, the sick and the infirm, who are covered by the pursuant to the law on housing and law on public housing, etc. laid down provisions to that effect. The Municipal Council may decide that the form of ballot voting in those housing types in the site must be done according to the rules laid down in paragraph 4 on the form of ballot voting at home. '

Paragraph 2-4 become paragraphs 3-5.

7. In article 55, paragraph 1, the words ' section 54 (1). 1, and paragraph 2 ' is replaced by: ' section 54 (1) and (3) '.

8. In article 55, paragraph 2, the words ' section 54 (1). 2-4, and (3) of the ' to: ' section 54 (2) and (4) '.

9. In article 55, paragraph 3, the words ' section 54, paragraph 4 ', to: ' section 54, paragraph 5 '.

§ 2

Of the law on the election of Danish members of the European Parliament, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 52 of 2. February 2004, as amended by section 2 of Act No. 294 of 27. April 2005, is amended as follows: 1. section 11 (2) should be repealed and be replaced by: ' (2). Choose the declarations to be made on a form, there must first be approved by the selection board established pursuant to section 17 of the law on elections to the Folketing. The approval is valid for 3 years from the approval date. In connection with the approval of the Board of Elections determines the form the name of the new party may be approved, in accordance with article 3. § 12. The approval of the party name is valid in the same period of time as the approval of the form. An application for approval of a form to a new party, whose name cannot be approved, in accordance with article 3. § 12, may be submitted not earlier than 30 days before the expiry of the period during which the name cannot be approved.

(3). Election Board may, on application, extend the approval of the form and the party name for 1 years from the expiry of the previous approval, if there is reason to believe that within this period will be made party review. Extension can in exceptional cases be done multiple times. An application for an extension may, apart from exceptional cases, be submitted at the latest at the expiry of the previous approval. The subject of an application for extension of approval no later than the end of the previous approval maintained approval, pending a decision on whether or not the application can be met.

(4). The party is not made within the period of review, where the approval of the party's form to select statement and a possible extension of this applies, see. paragraphs 2 and 3, can anyone who has got the party's voter declaration form to be approved, the earliest lodge the application for approval of a form with the same party name 1 year after the expiry of the previous approval. However, this does not apply if the other according to the rules laid down in article 12 of the basic regulation. section 13 (1). 2 and 5, and paragraph 2, of the law on elections to the Folketing, can't get approved party name. '

Paragraph 3-6 becomes paragraph 5-8.

§ 3

Of the law on municipal and regional elections, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1293 of 8. December 2006, shall be amended as follows: 1. section 60, paragraph 1, shall be repealed, and replaced by: "voters who are hospitalized at the hospital, may vote at the hospital.

(2). Voters who live or reside in the following accommodation facilities or housing, may vote in boformen or to homes: 1) nursing homes and sheltered dwellings that are operated according to the rules laid down in the law on social service.


2) accommodation facilities provided by the rules of the law on social services for women who have been subjected to violence, threats of violence or similar crisis in relation to family-or cohabitation.

3) accommodation facilities provided by the rules of the law on social services for temporary or prolonged stay for adults who due to reduced physical or mental functional ability or special social problems has required, and accommodation facilities for adults, which is run after those covered by the test provisions. The Municipal Council may decide that the form of ballot voting in the said accommodation facilities instead should be done according to the rules laid down in paragraph 4 on the form of ballot voting at home.

4) whereabouts outside the person's home, where the municipality according to the rules laid down in the law on social service gives the offer of personal assistance, care and care, etc. to persons who due to temporary or permanently impaired physical or mental functional ability has need of them. The Municipal Council may decide that there is no form of ballot voting must be carried out in those places of residence outside their home.

5) General care homes that are covered by the law on social housing, etc., care homes, which are subject to the law on housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, ustøttede private nursing homes covered by the law on rent, and friplejeboliger, which are covered by the law on friplejeboliger.

6) Other General senior housing covered by the law on social housing, etc., other older homes that are covered by the law on housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, as well as facilitate collective housing and homes and homes for the old, the sick and the infirm, who are covered by the pursuant to the law on housing and law on public housing, etc. laid down provisions to that effect. The Municipal Council may decide that the form of ballot voting in those housing types in the site must be done according to the rules laid down in paragraph 4 on the form of ballot voting at home. '

Paragraph 2-4 become paragraphs 3-5.

2. In article 61, paragraph 1, the words ' section 60 (1) (8). 1, and paragraph 2 ' is replaced by: ' section 60 (1) and (3) '.

3. In article 61, paragraph 2, the words ' section 60 (1) (8). 2-4, and (3) of the ' to: ' section 60 (2) and (4) '.

4. In article 61, paragraph 3, the words ' section 60, paragraph 4 ', to: ' section 60, paragraph 5 '.

section 4 of the law shall enter into force on the 1. July 2008.

§ 5 paragraph 1. People who know the law's entry into force are appointed as members and delegates of the Electoral Board, continues so far as members of the Election Committee delegates respectively.

(2). Election Board finished hearing applications for entry on the electoral roll, and on the approval of forms for select statements for new parties, which is not settled by the Act's entry into force.

(3). Recordings on the electoral roll and approvals of forms for select statements, which are notified before the entry into force of the Act, for new parties wishing to participate in the European parliamentary election, or Folketing election retain their validity, and continues to be the subject of Party names register, see. section 13, paragraph 4, of the law on elections to the Folketing.

§ 6 paragraph 1. Proceedings for approval of forms for select statements for new parties, which do not concern the renewal of a previously granted type-approval, and which is not settled by the Act's entry into force, shall be dealt with according to the rules laid down in the law on elections to the Folketing as amended by section 1 of this law and the law on election of members to the European Parliament as amended by this Act, section 2, of the basic regulation. However, paragraph 2.

(2). section 12 (2), 5. paragraph, of the law on elections to the Folketing as amended by this Act, section 1, no. 1, and section 11 (2), 5. paragraph, of the law on the election of members to the European Parliament as amended by section 2 of this Act shall not apply, if the period during which the name of the new party cannot be approved, prior to the entry into force of the law will expire.

§ 7 paragraph 1. Election Board may, on application, renew the authorisations for forms to select statements for new parties, which have been granted without being renewed before the Act's entry into force. The extension is done for 1 years from the expiry of the previous approval. Election Board may, in accordance with the rules laid down in the law on elections to the Folketing as amended by section 1 of this law and the law on election of members to the European Parliament as amended by section 2 of this Act extend a permit that is extended after 1. point After the expiry of an extended approval after 1. or 3. Election Board on new item can announce approval of these forms under the said legislation.

(2). Election Board may, in accordance with the rules laid down in the law on elections to the Folketing as amended by section 1 of this law and the law on election of members to the European Parliament as amended by section 2 of this Act extend the approvals of forms for select statements for new parties, which have been granted and renewed before entry into force of the Act cf. However, paragraph 3. Election Board may, in accordance with the said legislation on new grant approval of the forms referred to in 1. point, and forms that are extended after 1. PT.

(3). Article 12, paragraph 3 3. and (4). paragraph, of the law on elections to the Folketing as amended by this Act, section 1, no. 1, and section 11, paragraph 3 3. and (4). paragraph, of the law on the election of members to the European Parliament as amended by this law § 2 shall not apply if the renewed approval expires before the Act's entry into force.

§ 8 Electoral Board may, in accordance with the rules laid down in the law on elections to the Folketing as amended by section 1 of this law and the law on election of members to the European Parliament as amended by this law § 2 revocation of authorisations for forms to select statements for new parties and any renewals of these granted prior to the entry into force of the Act.

§ 9



§ 1, nr. 6-9, shall apply for the Folketing election, is printed by the entry into force of the Act or later.

§ 10 the law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Given at Amalienborg, the 8. April 2008 Under Our Royal hand and Seal MARGRETHE r./Karen Jespersen