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Presidential Elections Act, 1937

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Number 32 of 1937.


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1937.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Definitions.

4.

Regulations.

5.

Expenses.

6.

The order appointing days.

7.

The presidential returning officer.

PART II

Nomination of Candidates

8.

Nominations by members of the Oireachtas.

9.

Nominations by county and county borough councils.

10.

Nominations by a former or the retiring president.

11.

Consecutive numbering of nomination papers.

12.

The ruling upon nominations.

13.

The judicial assessor.

14.

Matters open at the ruling upon nominations.

15.

Attendance of candidates at the ruling upon nominations.

16.

Withdrawal of candidates.

17.

Procedure where no candidate stands nominated.

18.

Persons permitted to attend the ruling upon nominations.

19.

Proceedings in case of riot at ruling upon nominations.

PART III

The Poll

20.

Method of taking the poll.

21.

Local returning officers' expenses.

22.

Appointment of principal and local agents by candidates.

23.

Appointment of presiding officers.

24.

Appointment of personation agents for candidates.

25.

Keeping of order in polling stations.

26.

Persons entitled to vote at the poll.

27.

The ballot papers.

28.

Method of marking a vote on a ballot paper.

29.

Postal voters.

30.

Questions and oaths at elections.

31.

Infringement of secrecy.

32.

Application of the Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923.

33.

Death of candidate.

34.

Candidates' right of free postage.

35.

Proceedings in case of riot at the poll.

36.

Destruction, etc., of ballot boxes or ballot papers.

37.

Use of schools and other buildings.

38.

Use of local government ballot boxes, etc.

39.

Officers not to act as agents for candidates.

40.

Prohibition of disclosure of vote.

41.

Issuing of instructions by the Minister.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE

THIRD SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1930

No. 27 of 1930

Cork City Management Act, 1929

No. 1 of 1929

Limerick City Management Act, 1934

No. 35 of 1934

Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923

No. 38 of 1923

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Number 32 of 1937.


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1937.


AN ACT TO REGULATE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND LATELY ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE, ELECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS INCIDENTAL TO OR CONNECTED WITH SUCH ELECTIONS. [19th November, 1937.]

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