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Electoral Act, 1923

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Number 12.


ELECTORAL ACT, 1923.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Franchise

Section

1.

Dáil Franchise.

2.

Seanad Electors.

3.

Right of person registered to vote.

4.

Provisions as to disqualifications.

5.

Police not to be registered or vote.

6.

Qualifying date.

7.

Ascertainment of elector's age.

PART II

Registration

8.

Annual register.

9.

Registration officers and areas.

10.

Deputy Registration Officers.

11.

Registration duties.

12.

Expenses of Registration.

13.

Counties divided into Ridings.

14.

Salaries of clerks of the Crown and Peace.

15.

Register for University Constituencies.

16.

Appeals.

PART III

Method and Costs of Elections

17.

Proportional representation and constituencies.

18.

Days for nominations and Polls.

19.

Nomination of candidates.

20.

Deposit by candidates at Dáil elections.

21.

Voting by postal Voters.

22.

Voting by persons in the employment of returning officers.

23.

Returning Officers.

24.

Conduct of Dáil elections.

25.

Payment of Returning Officers expenses.

26.

The poll at elections.

27.

The counting of the votes.

28.

Infringement of secrecy.

29.

Questions and oaths at elections.

30.

Use of schools and public rooms.

31.

General duty of returning officer.

32.

Keeping of order in polling stations.

33.

Proceedings in case of riot.

34.

Destruction, etc., of Ballot Boxes or Papers.

35.

Appointment and powers of presiding officers and clerks.

36.

Officers not to act as agents for candidates.

37.

Conclusiveness of register of voters.

38.

Prohibition of disclosure of vote.

39.

Non-compliance with rules.

40.

Use of Local Government Ballot Boxes, &c.

41.

Place and hours of poll.

42.

Division of constituency into polling districts and appointment of polling places.

PART IV

Elections to Seanad Eireann

43.

Conduct of Seanad Elections.

44.

Seanad Returning Officer.

45.

Payment of Seanad Returning Officer's expenses.

46.

Days for Seanad Elections.

PART V

Referendum

47.

Persons entitled to vote.

48.

Conduct of a Referendum.

49.

Day for taking a Referendum.

PART VI

Dáil Constituencies

50.

Dáil Constituencies.

51.

Disqualification for membership of the Dáil.

52.

Resignation of membership of the Dáil.

53.

Filling vacancies in the Dáil.

54.

Issue of Writs.

55.

Persons returned for two or more constituencies.

56.

Candidates at bye-elections.

PART VII

Membership of Seanad Eireann

57.

Disqualification for membership of the Seanad.

PART VIII

General

58.

Adaptation of Acts.

59.

Application of enactments relating to bribery, etc.

60.

Computation of time.

61.

Confirmation of Franchise Resolutions.

62.

Difficulty and Emergency Orders.

63.

Officers liable to action for breach of duty.

64.

Rules, Regulations, Scales of Expenses, &., to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

65.

Definitions.

66.

Repeals.

67.

Short Title.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Registration Rules.

SECOND SCHEDULE

Registration Rules for University Constituencies.

THIRD SCHEDULE

Proportional Representation Election Rules.

FOURTH SCHEDULE

Postal Voting Rules.

FIFTH SCHEDULE

Rules for Conduct of Dáil Elections.

SIXTH SCHEDULE

Rules for Conduct of Seanad Elections.

SEVENTH SCHEDULE

Rules for Conduct of Referenda.

EIGHTH SCHEDULE

Constituencies.

NINTH SCHEDULE

Adaptation of Enactments.

TENTH SCHEDULE

Repeals.

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Number 12.


ELECTORAL ACT, 1923.


AN ACT TO REGULATE THE DÁIL AND SEANAD FRANCHISES IN SAORSTÁT EIREANN; TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS AND THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS TO DÁIL EIREANN; AND TO REGULATE THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS TO SEANAD EIREANN AND OF A REFERENDUM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES CONNECTED THEREWITH. [17th April, 1923.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—