Response to the draft Senedd Cymru (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2020


This response sets out our views on the draft Senedd Cymru (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2020.

We further welcome the separate discussions that are taking place with Welsh Government and others to respond to the current COVID-19 crisis, and to ensure that the May 2021 elections can be delivered effectively in the interests of voters, campaigners and administrators. We recognise that these discussions may give rise to further legislation and, in this case, early clarification in regards to your intentions would be helpful in order that we take this into account in our planning.

We have also included comments on a provision that has not been included in this draft Order, but we feel is an important requirement for all elections: digital imprints.

We would be happy to discuss the points set out in this response with Welsh Government officials, if it would be helpful to do so.