Electoral Act, 1923

Day for taking a Referendum.

49.—(1) The taking of each Referendum shall be held on one day only, which day shall be the same throughout Saorstát Eireann.

(2) The Minister for Local Government shall within six weeks after a Referendum has been demanded under Article 47 of the Constitution of Saorstát Eireann appoint by proclamation the day on which such Referendum is to be taken, and the day so appointed shall be not less than seven nor more than twenty-one days after the date of such proclamation, provided that the Minister may, with the assent of both Houses of the Oireachtas, postpone the date of such Referendum for a period not exceeding nine months.

(3) For the purposes of this section a Referendum shall be deemed to be demanded on the day on which the resolution demanding same is passed by the Seanad or the day on which the petition demanding the Referendum is presented to the Oireachtas as the case may be.