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Referendum Act, 1942

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Number 8 of 1942.


REFERENDUM ACT, 1942.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1 .

Short title .

2 .

Definitions .

3 .

Regulations .

4 .

Expenses .

5 .

Repeals .

6 .

The referendum returning officer .

7 .

Statement by registration officers of the number of Dáil electors .

PART II.

The Poll at a Referendum.

8.

The polling day at a constitutional referendum .

9.

Power to appoint the same polling day for a general election and a constitutional referendum .

10.

The polling day at an ordinary referendum .

11.

Method of taking the poll at a referendum .

12.

Local returning officers' expenses .

13.

Restrictions on persons entitled to vote at the poll .

14.

The ballot papers .

15.

Form of ballot papers .

16.

Method of marking a vote on a ballot paper .

17.

Personation agents .

18.

Appointment of presiding officers .

19.

Keeping of order in polling stations .

20.

Postal voters .

21.

Questions and oaths at the poll at a referendum .

22.

Infringement of secrecy .

23.

Proceedings in case of riot at the poll .

24.

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

25.

Use of schools and other buildings .

26.

Use of local government ballot boxes, etc .

27.

Prohibition of disclosure, etc.

28.

Special provisions where a general election and a constitutional referendum have the same polling day .

29.

Application of the Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923 .

30.

The provisional referendum certificate .

31.

Punishment of officers guilty of gross negligence .

32.

Issuing of instructions by the Minister .

Part III.

Referendum Petitions.

33.

Definitions in this Part of this Act .

34.

Referendum petitions .

35.

The respondent to a referendum petition .

36.

General provisions in respect of referendum petitions .

37.

Giving of notice to interested persons .

38.

The trial of a referendum petition .

39.

Production of documents by the referendum returning officer .

40.

Re-taking a referendum in a constituency .

41.

The final order on a referendum petition .

42.

Provisions in respect of referenda having the same polling day .

43.

Death of or delay by a petitioner .

44.

Appeal by case stated to the Supreme Court .

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Rules for taking the Poll at a Referendum.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Forms of Ballot Papers.

THIRD SCHEDULE.

Repeals.


Acts Referred to

Electoral Act, 1923

No. 12 of 1923

Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923

No. 38 of 1923

Court Officers Act, 1926

No. 27 of 1926

Courts of Justice Act, 1936

No. 48 of 1936

Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935

No. 5 of 1935

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Number 8 of 1942.


REFERENDUM ACT, 1942.


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE TAKING OF A REFERENDUM AND FOR THE TRIAL BY THE HIGH COURT OF QUESTIONS ARISING IN RESPECT OF THE TAKING OF A REFERENDUM AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS INCIDENTAL TO OR CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [26th May, 1942.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—