Statutory Instrument 2017, No. 1 Election Regulations 2017 Made 26 December 2017, 3.33a EST (NS time) Coming into force in accordance with regulation 2 The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following Regulations, These regulations may be cited as the Election Regulations 2017. These regulations apply in relation to Commissionership elections only. All provisions of these regulations shall come into force on the day they are made. In these regulations, "scheduled election date" means dates at which elections are scheduled by section 6(c) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017. For elections occurring after 1 January 2018, a regional officer empowered to that effect by the Delegate shall confirm the eligibility of any candidate at least one day before the scheduled election date. The European Council, [for purposes of selection under section 6(b) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, shall choose candidates using the following code: https://gist.github.com/ifly6/aba75d7df292c840a69bab9ce596f5ea shall not restrict candidacies but for violations of other election regulations that the Council may provide. (SI 2018/05)] [Under those situations where the European Council may restrict candidates by statute, members of the Government shall not be permitted to run for the Commissionership. (SI 2018/07)] For elections occurring after 1 January 2018, candidates shall be required to affirm and verify that they possess an account on Europe's Discord and forum by the scheduled election date.