Electors in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Morgan v Simpson
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 Jul 1974

    2. If the election was so conducted that it was substantially in accordance with the law as to elections, it is not vitiated by a breach of the rules or a mistake at the polls - provided that it did not affect the result of the election. That is shown by the Islington case where fourteen ballot papers were issued after 8 p.m.

  • R (Robertson) v Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and another; R (on the application of Robertson) v Electoral Registration Officer
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 16 Nov 2001

    It is necessary to examine not just the information which is disclosed but also the anticipated use to which it will be put. In the present case one therefore has to focus not only on the raw data —names and addresses and, by implication, the fact that those named are all over 18 (and, in some cases, recently so). Account also has to be taken of what is known and anticipated about the use to which it will be put.

  • R (on the application of James Alistair Preston) v The Lord President of the Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 Oct 2012

    That question obviously does not have to be answered in terms of statistical evidence or specific evidence of actual cases of deterrence. In practice the claimant's assertion about the potential effect of the 15 year rule on free movement is very difficult to demonstrate by any means, because it does not square with ordinary human experience.

  • Fox v Stirk and Bristol Electoral Registration Officer
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 12 May 1970

    The second principle is that temporary presence at an address does not make a man a resident there. The third principle is that temporary absence does not deprive a person of his residence. If he happens to be away for a holiday or away for the weekend or in hospital, he does not lose his residence on that account.

  • John Philip Considine and Jan Didrichsen and John Henry Cornforth
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 24 Nov 2004

    I phrase the question in this way because of the negative formulation of section 48(1). That would change the meaning and effect of the section in a situation where the voting figures if the breach had not occurred were not known.

  • Harry Shindler MBE and Another v Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Another
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 28 Abr 2016

    M, a Netherlands national, moved with her parents in 1993 to Belgium where her father was employed and where the family remained. When the authorities later discovered that she had not fulfilled the residence requirement they revoked the grant.

  • R (on the application of James Alistair Preston) v The Lord President of the Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 01 Dic 2011

    On September 2, 2009, the claimant applied to Wandsworth Borough Council, the first defendant, to be registered to vote in UK elections. By letter received on December 15, 2009, the first defendant rejected the claimant's application, by reason of the application of the 15 year rule.

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Law Firm Commentaries
  • The Localism Act 2011
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Localism Act 2011 is a major piece of reforming legislation that makes significant changes to local government, social housing and the planning system; it also amends the rules relating to assu...
    ......The original proposal for five per cent of local electors to have the right to trigger a local referendum on any issue has been dropped. Much of the detail of the measures in the Act remains to be dealt with ......
  • Government Consultation On The Future Of Edited Electoral Register
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... The Edited Register is a record of the names and addresses of electors who have opted to have their details made publicly available. It has existed, together with the full version, since 2002. Various changes to the ......
  • Electoral Register Information Will Soon Be Available Again
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... The "edited register" can be purchased by anyone and used for any . purpose and is due to be first available in December 2002. Electors can . opt-out of having their names and addresses appear on the edited register. . An opt-out box will now appear on the annual voter ......
  • Patients' Entitlement to Vote in General Elections
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......The Representation of the People Act 2000 "(RPA 2000)" provides that a person is entitled to vote if they are registered in the register of electors. A person is entitled to be registered in the register of electors of a constituency if they are resident there. They must also not be subject to ......
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