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Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937

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Number 43 of 1937.


SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) ACT, 1937.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Definitions.

4.

The panels.

5.

The Seanad returning officer.

6.

Appointment of days and times.

7.

Regulations.

8.

Expenses.

PART II

Register of Nominating Bodies

9.

The register of nominating bodies.

10.

Applications for registration in the register.

11.

Publication of notice of the preparation of the register.

12.

Preparation of the register.

13.

Election of the appeal committee.

14.

Appeals to the appeal committee.

15.

Decision of appeals by the appeal committee.

16.

Completion and publication of the register.

17.

Annual revision of register of nominating bodies.

18.

Appeals to the annual revision appeal committee.

19.

Completion of annual revision.

20.

Payment of fee on appeal.

PART III

Formation of the Panels

21.

Right of members of Dáil Eireann to nominate to panels.

22.

Right of registered nominating bodies to nominate to panels.

23.

Method of nomination by nominating bodies.

24.

Preparation of provisional panels.

25.

Method of nomination by members of Dáil Eireann.

26.

Ex-officio nominations to the administrative panel.

27.

Publication of nomination papers by Seanad returning officer.

28.

The completion of the panels.

29.

Nominations by the Taoiseach to complete the sub-panels.

30.

The judicial referee.

31.

Questions raisable at the completion of the panels.

32.

Persons permitted to attend the completion of the panels.

33.

Continuity of proceedings at the completion of the panels.

34.

Death or disqualification of a candidate.

35.

Preparation and publication of the panels.

PART IV

The Poll

36.

The electorate.

37.

Election of electors by councils.

38.

The electoral roll.

39.

Issue of copy of panels to electors.

40.

The ballot papers.

41.

Method of making votes on the ballot paper.

42.

Sending of ballot papers to electors.

43.

Method of voting.

44.

Allocation of members amongst the panels.

45.

Ascertainment of the result of the election.

46.

Preservation of the secrecy of the voting.

47.

Election petitions in relation to Seanad elections.

48.

Non-compliance with rules.

49.

Postal services.

PART V

Miscellaneous

50.

Resignation of membership of Seanad Eireann.

51.

Election as university member and as panel member.


FIRST SCHEDULE

Conduct of Election

SECOND SCHEDULE

The Counting of the Votes


Act Referred to

Local Government Act, 1925

No. 5 of 1925

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Number 43 of 1937.


SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) ACT, 1937.


AN ACT TO REGULATE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND LATELY ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE, ELECTIONS OF THOSE ELECTED MEMBERS OF SEANAD EIREANN WHO ARE REQUIRED BY THAT CONSTITUTION TO BE ELECTED FROM PANELS OF CANDIDATES, TO DEFINE THE ELECTORATE FOR SUCH ELECTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS INCIDENTAL TO OR CONNECTED WITH SUCH ELECTIONS. [21st December, 1937.]

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