HC Deb 17 January 1945 vol 407 cc287-9

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, any person who is registered under this Act as a local government elector for any local government area—

  1. (a) in the service register; or
  2. (b) in pursuance of an application under this Act made by a member of the forces, seaman or other person on a form of declaration of residence, in the business premises register;
shall be entitled to vote by proxy at any local government election for that area.

(2) A person shall not be entitled to vote by proxy under this section except by the proxy appointed by him for the purpose of parliamentary elections by virtue of the declaration of residence or application in pursuance of which he is registered in the said register:

  1. (3) A person may vote in person at a local government election, notwithstanding that he is entitled to vote by proxy at that election, but only if he applies for a ballot paper before a ballot paper has been issued to the proxy, and in that event the appointment of the proxy shall be void as respects that election.

  1. (a) for any reference to paragraph (b) of Sub-section (1) of Section eighty-two of the Local Government Act, 1933, there shall be substituted a reference to Section twenty-four of the Ballot Act, 1872, as extended or applied by any subsequent enactment;
  2. (b) Sub-section (5) shall have effect as if the reference to the Second Schedule to the Local Government Act, 1933, or the London Government Act, 1939, were omitted.—[Mr. H. Morrison.]

Brought up, and read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.