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Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1947

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Number 42 of 1947.


SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) ACT, 1947.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Definitions.

3.

The panels.

4.

The Seanad returning officer.

5.

Regulations.

6.

Expenses.

7.

Repeals.

PART II.

The Register of Nominating Bodies.

8.

Establishment and maintenance of register of nominating bodies.

9.

Applications for registration in register of nominating bodies.

10.

Publication of notice of the preparation of register of nominating bodies.

11.

Preparation of register of nominating bodies.

12.

Appeal Board.

13.

Appeals to the appeal board in connection with preparation of register of nominating bodies.

14.

Decision of appeals in connection with preparation of register of nominating bodies.

15.

Completion and publication of register of nominating bodies.

16.

Annual revision of register of nominating bodies.

17.

Appeals to appeal board in connection with annual revision.

18.

Decision of appeals in connection with annual revision.

19.

Completion of annual revision.

20.

Fee on appeal to appeal board.

PART III.

The Nomination Committees.

21.

Formation and maintenance of nomination committees.

22.

Appointment of members of nominating committee.

23.

Tenure of office of member of nomination committee.

PART IV.

Seanad General Election.

Chapter I.

Seanad General Election Order.

24.

Seanad general election order.

Chapter II.

Formation of the Panels.

25.

Nomination to panels by members of Oireachtas.

26.

Proposals for nominations to panel by registered nominating bodies.

27.

Method of proposal for nomination by nominating body.

28.

Preparation of nominating bodies lists.

29.

Method of nomination by members of Oireachtas.

30.

Preparation of provisional Oireachtas sub-panels.

31.

Publication and inspection of proposal for nomination papers and nomination papers.

32.

Nomination committee (general election) meeting.

33.

Electoral roll for nomination committee (general election) meeting.

34.

Procedure at a nomination committee (general election) meeting.

35.

Preparation of provisional nominating bodies sub-panels.

36.

The completion of the panels.

37.

Nominations by the Taoiseach to complete provisional sub-panels.

38.

The judicial referee at completion of panels.

39.

Questions which may be raised at completion of panels.

40.

Persons permitted to attend completion of panels.

41.

Continuity of proceedings at completion of panels.

42.

Death or disqualification of a candidate.

43.

Preparation and publication of the panels.

Chapter III.

The Poll.

44.

The electorate.

45.

The electoral roll for Seanad general election.

46.

Issue of copy of panels and declaration of identity to electors.

47.

The ballot papers for Seanad general election.

48.

Method of marking votes on ballot paper at Seanad general election.

49.

Sending of ballot papers to electors at Seanad general election.

50.

Issue of ballot papers.

51.

Method of voting at Seanad general election.

32.

Allocation of members amongst the panels.

53.

Ascertainment of result of Seanad general election.

54.

Election petitions in relation to Seanad general elections.

PART V.

Seanad Bye-Election.

Chapter I.

Notice of Casual Vacancy and Seanad Bye-election Order.

55.

Notice of casual vacancy.

56.

Seanad bye-election order.

57.

Effect of a dissolution of Dáil Éireann.

58.

Provision applicable where more than one casual vacancy.

Chapter II.

Nominating Bodies Sub-panel Casual Vacancies.

59.

Obligation to hold nomination committee (bye-election) meeting.

60.

Electoral roll for nomination committee (bye-election) meeting.

61.

Procedure at nomination committee (bye-election) meeting.

62.

The poll at a nomination committee (bye-election) meeting.

63.

Certificate of provisional election.

64.

The ruling upon nomination for nominating bodies sub-panel casual vacancy.

65.

Procedure on failure to obtain nomination.

Chapter III.

Oireachtas Sub-panel Casual Vacancies.

66.

Obligation to hold election to fill Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

67.

Nomination of candidates for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

68.

The ruling upon nomination for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

69.

Electoral roll for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

70.

Ballot papers for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

71.

Method of marking votes on ballot paper for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

72.

Sending of ballot papers to electors.

73.

Method of voting for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

74.

Ascertainment of the result of election for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancy.

75.

Election petitions in relation to elections for Oireachtas sub-panel casual vacancies.

Chapter IV.

General Provisions in respect of every ruling upon nomination under Chapter III.

76.

The judicial referee at ruling upon nomination.

77.

Questions which may be raised at ruling upon nomination.

78.

Persons permitted to attend ruling upon nomination.

79.

Continuity of proceedings at ruling upon nomination.

PART VI.

Miscellaneous.

80.

Resignation of membership of Seanad Eireann.

81.

Election as university member and as panel member.

82.

Preservation of the secrecy of the voting.

83.

Non-compliance with rules.

84.

Postal services.

85.

Transitory provisions.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

THIRD SCHEDULE.


Acts Referred to

Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937

No. 43 of 1937

Local Government Act, 1941

No. 23 of 1941

Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Bye-Elections) Act, 1940

No. 20 of 1940

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Number 42 of 1947.


SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) ACT, 1947.


AN ACT TO REGULATE ELECTIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF SEANAD EIREANN WHO ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELECTED FROM PANELS OF CANDIDATES AND ELECTIONS TO FILL CASUAL VACANCIES OCCURRING AMONGST THOSE MEMBERS AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS INCIDENTAL TO OR CONNECTED WITH SUCH ELECTIONS. [19th December, 1947.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—