The Elections Bill is a bill to make provision about the administration and conduct of elections, including provision designed to strengthen the integrity of the electoral process; about overseas electors; about voting and candidacy rights of EU citizens; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement for the Electoral Commission; about the membership of the Speaker's Committee; about the Electoral Commission's functions in relation to criminal proceedings; about financial information to be provided by a political party on applying for registration; for preventing a person being registered as a political party and being a recognised non-party campaigner at the same time; about regulation of expenditure for political purposes; about disqualification of offenders for holding elective offices; about information to be included in electronic campaigning material; and for connected purposes.
The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 5 July 2021.
- View the bill on the UK Parliament's website
- Read our briefing issued ahead of the second reading on 7 September 2021
- Our Director of Law Reform gave evidence to the Public Bill Committee in September 2021
- We issued a briefing with suggested amendments and effects and reasons ahead of the report stage in November 2021