Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937

The Seanad returning officer.

5.—(1) As soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act and from time to time thereafter as occasion requires, the Minister shall appoint a fit and proper person to be the Seanad returning officer for the purposes of this Act.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Seanad returning officer to conduct every Seanad election, to count the votes cast thereat, to ascertain and declare the result thereof in accordance with this Act, and to do such other things in respect of every such election as he is required by this Act to do.

(3) The Minister for Finance shall from time to time prepare a scale of maximum charges for the Seanad returning officer, and the Seanad returning officer shall be paid by the said Minister out of the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof his reasonable charges in respect of his services and expenses in relation to every Seanad election including the preparation of the register of nominating bodies and annual revisions thereof, but not exceeding in any case the maximum charges specified in the said scale of maximum charges for the time being in force.