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Presidential Elections Act, 1993

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Number 28 of 1993


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1993


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, collective citation and commencement.

2.

Repeals.

3.

Interpretation.

4.

Regulations.

5.

Expenses.

6.

Presidential election order.

7.

The polling day.

8.

Alteration of polling day consequent on dissolution of Dáil.

9.

The presidential returning officer.

10.

Local returning officers.

11.

Expenses of local returning officers.

12.

Constituencies.

13.

Polling districts and polling places.


PART II

Nomination of Candidates

Section

14.

General provisions relating to nomination of candidates.

15.

Nomination by members of the Oireachtas.

16.

Nomination by county councils and county borough corporations.

17.

Nomination by a former or the retiring President.

18.

Consecutive numbering of nomination papers.

19.

Notice of receipt of nomination paper.

20.

Ruling on nominations.

21.

Persons permitted to attend at the ruling on nominations.

22.

Attendance of persons nominated to be candidates at the ruling on nominations.

23.

The judicial assessor.

24.

Appeal to High Court.

25.

Identity of candidate.

26.

Objection to description of candidate.

27.

Matters open at the ruling on nominations.

28.

Procedure where no candidate stands nominated.

29.

Obstruction of nominations.

30.

Withdrawal of candidature.

31.

Death of a candidate.

32.

Candidates entitled to free postage.

33.

Appointment of agents.

34.

General provisions as to agents.

35.

Officers not to act as agents of candidates.


PART III

The Poll

36.

Notice of the poll.

37.

Ballot papers.

38.

The official mark.

39.

Application of certain provisions of Part XVI of Act of 1992.

40.

Voting by postal voters.

41.

Voting by special voters.

42.

Polling on islands.

43.

Authorisation to vote at another polling station.

44.

Taking the poll at polling stations.


PART IV

The Counting of the Votes

45.

Interpretation (Part IV).

46.

Ascertainment of result of the election.

47.

Arrangements in relation to the counting of the votes.

48.

Invalid ballot papers.

49.

First count.

50.

The quota.

51.

Exclusion of candidate.

52.

Recount.

53.

Report to the presidential returning officer.

54.

Retention and disposal of documents.

55.

Inspection of ballot papers etc.

56.

Declaration of the result of the poll.


PART V

Presidential Election Petitions

57.

Questioning of presidential election.

58.

Application of rules in Third Schedule to Act of 1992.

PART VI

Electoral Offences

59.

Application of certain provisions of Part XXII of Act of 1992.


PART VII

Miscellaneous

60.

Secrecy.

61.

Prohibition of disclosure of vote.

62.

Publication of notices.


SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

Acts Referred to

Presidential Elections Act, 1937

1937, No. 32

County Management Acts, 1940 to 1991

Electoral Act, 1963

1963, No. 19

Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1972

1972, No. 4

Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1973

1973, No. 3

Holidays (Employees) Act, 1973

1973, No. 25

Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983

1983, No. 24

Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1985

1985, No. 12

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1986

1986, No. 35

Electoral Act, 1992

1992, No. 23

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Number 28 of 1993


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1993


AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE WITH AMENDMENTS THE LAW RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT. [27th November, 1993]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: