Prompt to register as an overseas elector

Part of Overseas Electors Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:54 am on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 9:54 am, 22nd March 2019

I am sure that many other people are like my hon. Friend in that regard. It is not a question about how the new clause will work in practice. It seems to me that it is self-explanatory, in that it says:

“If the registration officer receives information that leads him or her to believe that a registered elector has moved, or is going to move, outside the United Kingdom, the registration officer shall contact that elector to prompt him or her to register as an overseas elector.”

How it would work in practice would seem self-explanatory. If the registration officer finds something out, he will contact the person concerned and say, “Will you register as an overseas elector?” I am not sure that I can add much to what the new clause already says.