Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937

Ascertainment of the result of the election.

45.—(1) As soon as conveniently may be after the closing of the poll, the Seanad returning officer shall, in the presence of such candidates as may be in attendance, ascertain separately, in accordance with this Act and in particular the rules contained in the First and Second Schedules to this Act, the result of the election in respect of each panel and shall declare to be elected from such panel the candidates who are so ascertained to be elected.

(2) The decision of the Seanad returning officer as to any question arising on the ballot papers, the declarations of identity, or the envelopes containing the same or any other matter arising on the issue or the receipt of the ballot papers or on the counting of the votes shall be final, subject to review by a court trying an election petition in relation to the election.