1 Citation, commencement and application

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Local Elections (Communities) (Welsh Forms) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 4th May 2004.

(2)    This Order applies to local government elections in Wales only.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 May 2004: see para (1) above.

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

In this Order—

“European Parliamentary election” shall have the same meaning as in section 27(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1985;

“mayoral election” means an election conducted under the Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2002;

“principal area election” means an election conducted under the Local Elections (Principal Areas) Rules 1986;

“referendum” means a referendum conducted under the Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Wales) Regulations 2004; and

“relevant election or referendum” means one or more of the following—

(i)    a Parliamentary election;

(ii)    a European Parliamentary election;

(iii)    a principal area election;

(iv)    a mayoral election; and

(v)    a referendum,

the poll at which is taken together with the poll at the community council election.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 May 2004: see art 1(1).

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3 Welsh versions of prescribed forms

3Welsh versions of prescribed forms

(1)    Each of the forms set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order is hereby prescribed as the form in Welsh of the corresponding form of words set out in Schedule 3 to the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986 or of the prescribed form set out in the Appendix to that Schedule, which may be used in the circumstances described in paragraph (2).

(2)    The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) are where the poll at an election of a councillor to a community council in Wales is taken together with the poll at a relevant election or referendum.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 May 2004: see art 1(1).

4 Welsh and English versions of prescribed forms

4Welsh and English versions of prescribed forms

Each of the forms set out in Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order is hereby prescribed as the form partly in Welsh and partly in English of the corresponding form set out in Schedule 3 to the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986, which may be used where the poll at the election of a councillor to a community council in Wales is taken together with the poll at a relevant election or referendum.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 May 2004: see art 1(1).

5 Adaptation

5Adaptation

The forms set out in the Schedule to this Order may be adapted so far as circumstances require.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 May 2004: see art 1(1).

Signature

Signed on behalf of the First Secretary of State

Nick Raynsford

Minister of State,

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

29th April 2004

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order prescribes Welsh and partly Welsh and partly English versions of the forms which are prescribed for use in connection with the election of councillors for a community council which is taken together with another election or referendum.

In the case of those forms which are used by the returning officer or sent out by him on demand, forms in Welsh are prescribed. The returning officer will be able to use either the English or Welsh version, as the applicant requires.

In the case of those forms which will be used by voters, forms partly in Welsh and partly in English are prescribed to enable a single version of the form to be used and allow a voter to read the text in whichever language he prefers.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument, as it has no impact on the costs of businesses, charities or voluntary bodies, or local government.