S.I. No. 360/1940 - Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Bye-Elections) Act, 1940.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS. 1940. No. 360.

SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) (BYE-ELECTIONS) ACT, 1940.

DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH.

The Minister for Local Government and Public Health in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 7 of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937 , as extended by sub-sction (2) of Sction 2 of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Bye-Elections) Act, 1940 , hereby makes the following regulations that is to say :—

1. These regulations may be cited the Seanad Bye-Elections (Prescribed Forms) (Panel) Regulations, 1940.

2. Every form set forth in the schedule to these regulations shall be the prescribed form for the purpose specified thereon for which purpose a form is required to be prescribed under the portion of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Bye-elections) Act, 1940 also specified thereon.

Given under the Official Seal of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health this Ninth day of December, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty.

(Signed) PATRICK RUTTLEDGE,

Minister for Local Government and Public Health.

SCHEDULE.

Section 12.

FORM I.

SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) (BYE-ELECTIONS) ACT 1940 .

NOTICE TO MEMBER OF NOMINATING COMMITEE.

..............................Panel.

NOMINATING BODIES SUB-PANEL.

To.............................................

of............................................................ ..................being a member of the nominating committee for the......................................................panel. Pursuant to the provisions of section 12 of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Bye-Elections) Act, 1940 , Notice is hereby given to you that a casual vacancy has occurred in the membership of Seanad Eireann in respect of the nominating bodies sub-panel of the.............................................panel.

The nominating committee for the said panel is obliged by law to make nominations for the filling of the aforesaid vacancy.

A meeting of the nominating committee will be held at................................on the............day of............................................................ commencing at...............................

It is enacted by section 13 of the above Act that a member of the nominaing committee may, at any time within one hour after the commencement of the meeting, nominate a person for nomination by such committee.

............................................................ ...................

Seanad Returning Officer.

FORM II.

SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) (BYE-ELECTIONS) ACT. 1940

NOMINATION FORM.

I, the undersigned, being a member of the nominating committee in respect of the..............................panel, do hereby nominate the undermentioned person for nomination by the nominating committee.

1. (a) Surname............................................................ ............................................................ .................................

(b) Other names (in full)............................................................ ............................................................ ..........

2. Address............................................................ ............................................................ .......................................

3. Description............................................................ ............................................................ ..................................

4. Statement of qualifications for the panel............................................................ ..............................................

............................................................ ............................................................ .....................................................

............................................................ ............................................................ ....................................................

and I declare that the said person is qualified to be and is not disqualified from being a member of Seanad Éireann.

Signed..........................................................

Section 15.

FORM III.

CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATIONS.

(Only three candidates nominated.)

I certify that at a meeting of the nominating committee in respect of the..............................panel held on the..................day of...........................pursuant to an order of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health dated the..................day of.............................................the following three candidates and no more were duly nominated :—

Names in full. Surname first

Address

Description

1.

.............................................

..........................................................

.........................................................

2.

..............................................

.........................................................

.........................................................

3.

.............................................

.........................................................

.........................................................

Signed............................................................ ...................

Seanad Returning Officer.

Section 15.

FORM IV.

CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATIONS.

(More than three candidates nominated.)

I certify that a meeting of the nominating committee in respect of the..............................panel held on the...............day of..............................pursuant to an order of the Minister for Local Governmentand Public Health dated the...............day of..............................the persons who were nominated at the said meeting and the order in which they were so nominated are :—

Order of Nomination

Name in full Surnames first

Address

Description

First :

.............................................

......................................

............................................

Second :

...........................................

......................................

............................................

Third :

.............................................

......................................

............................................

Fourth :

.............................................

......................................

............................................

Signed............................................................ ......................

Seanad Returning Officer.

Section 20.

FORM V.

FORM OF NOMINATION PAPER.

I, the undersigned, being a Deputy of Dail Eireann for (Country)* (Borough)* Constituency of..............................do hereby propose the following person as a proper person for election to fill a vacancy in respect of the Dáil Sub-Panel of the †..........................................panel, and I declare that the said person is qualified to be and is not disqualified from being a member of Seanad Eireann :

Surname

Other Names

Address

Statement of Qualifications of the persons nominated for the above panel

Signed : A—B.

We the undersigned being Deputies of Dáil Eireann do hereby assent to this nomination :

C D for the .........................................

Constituency

of

..........................................................

E F for the ..........................................

"

"

..........................................................

G H for the ..........................................

"

"

..........................................................

I J for the ............................................

"

"

..........................................................

K L for the ..........................................

"

"

..........................................................

M N for the ........................................

"

"

..........................................................

O P for the .........................................

"

"

..........................................................

Q R for the .........................................

"

"

..........................................................

* Strike out whichever is inapplicable.

† Insert " Cultural and Educational," " Agricultural," " Labour," Industrial and Commercial" or " Administrative " as the case may be.

SECTION 23 (SECTION 40 of the Principal Act.)

FORM VI.

FORM OF FRONT OF BALLOT PAPER.

..............................Panel.

DÁIL SUB PANEI.

Counterfoil No.

Note : The counterfoil to have a number to correspond with that on the back of the Ballot paper.

Mark order of Preference in spaces below.

Names of Candidates

Counterfoil

No.

ADAMS

John Adams of 4 Brighton Square, Surgeon.

BLAKE

Adam Blake, of Roseville, Lowlands, Chemist.

DUFFY, CHARLES

Charles Duffy, of Highfield, Merton Square, Solicitor.

DUFFY (CHRISTOPHER) (SCULPTOR)

Christopher Duffy, of Broadford, Hill Rise, Sculptor.

DUPPY (CHRISTOPHER) (WRITER)

Christopher Duffy, of Brooklawn, Hall Street, Writer.

FORM OF BACK OF BALLOT PAPER.

Number...............

Dáil Sub-Panel Vacancy (Order of.................................day of............................................................ .............

SECTION 23 (Section 42 of the Principal Act).

FORM VII

DECLARATION OF IDENTITY.

I hereby declare that I am the person to whom the ballot paper numbered as above and the envelope in which it was enclosed (both of which I now produce) were sent.

Voter's Signature............................................................ ......................

The above-named, who is personally known to me, has produced the ballot paper and the envelope above referred to, and has signed the above declaration in my presence.

Witness's Signature............................................................ ....................................................

Address............................................................ ............................................................ ............

Date............................................................ ............................................................ ..................

(See instructions on back of this Form.)

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTER.

(To be printed on the back of Form VII.)

1. Before marking the accompanying ballot paper the voter must produce—

(i) The ballot paper showing the number thereon.

(ii) This paper; and

(iii) The envelope in which he has received the ballot paper;

to some person to whom the voter is known, who will witness the declaration of identity (see other side).

2. The voter must sign the declaration of identity in the presence of the witness.

3. In order to vote, the voter must place the figure 1 in the space on the left-hand side of the ballot paper opposite to the name of the candidate for whom he votes ; that is to say, the candidate he likes best. He may also place the figure 2 in the space on the left-hand side of the ballot paper opposite to the name of the candidate he likes second best, and may place the figure 3 similarly opposite to the name of the candidate he likes third best, and so on. If the voter does not place the figure 1 on his ballot paper or places the figure 1 opposite to more than one name, or places the figure 1 and some other figure opposite to the sane name or places any mark on the paper by which he may afterwards be identified, his ballot-paper will be void and will not be counted. The ballot paper must not be marked with a cross. The voter should not allow any person to see how he has voted.

4. Immediately after voting, the voter must place the marked ballot paper in the enclosed small envelope on which are printed the words " Ballot paper envelope," and fasten it up. He must then place the ballot paper envelope, together with this paper, in the other larger enclosed envelope addressed to the Returning Officer and despatch the same by post without delay. Unless an elector returns his ballot paper at once it may be too late to be counted.

SECTION 23 (Rule 22 of the First Schedule to Principal Act).

FORM VIII.

FORM OF UNDERTAKING TO PRESERVE THE SECRECY OF THE VOTING.

I solemnly undertake that I will not at this Seanad Election do anything forbiddden by Section 46 (1) of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937 as applied by Section 23 of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Bye-Elections) Act, 1940 , which I have read.

Signed in the presence of :—

Signed............................................................ ............

............................................................ ...............................

Address............................................................ ...........

Seanad Returning Officer or Peace Commissioner for the County of

............................................................ ...........................

Date............................................................ ......

SECTION 23 (Rule 23 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act).

FORM IX.

CERTIFICATE OF RESULT OF POLL AT BYE-ELECTION TO FILL ONE VACANCY IN RESPECT OF THE........................PANEL.

DAIL DUB PANEL.

Number of valid votes.

Quota (value of votes sufficient to secure the election of a candidate).

Names of Candidates

Number of Votes

First Count Value

Second Count

Third Count

Transfer of

Result

Transfer of

Result

Non-transferable value not effective.

Loss of value owing to disregard of fractions.

Total

I certify that at this Bye-Election held pursuant to an order of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health dated the..............day of.............................was elected a member of Seanad Éireann and that the total number of votes given for each candidate, every transfer of values, and the result of evry such transfer are as hereon appearing.

Signed............................................................ ..............

Seanad Returning Officer.

This............................. day of.............................

Section 23 (Rule 24 of the First Scheduled to the Principal Act).

STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE ELECTED.

......................................Panel.

DAIL SUB PANEL.

I certify that at a Bye-Election to fill a vacancy in Seanad Éireann held pursuant to an Order of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health date the...............day of .............................

A B of (Address), (Description) was elected.

Signed............................................................ ..............

Seanad Returning Officer.

This..............................day of.................................

SECTION 23 (Rule 4 of the First Scheduled to the Principal Act).

FORM OF OUTER ENVELOPE.

ÉIRE.

R.

Seanad Bye-Election.

To.......................................

.......................................

.......................................

.......................................

If undelivered, return immediately to :—

............................................................ .........................

Seanad Returning Officer.

.......................................................

SECTION 23 (Rule of the First Schedule of the Principal Act).

FORM OF ENVELOPE TO BE ADDRESSED TO THE RETURNING OFFICER

ÉIRE

Seanad Bye-Election

To............................................................ ...............

Seanad Returning Officer

............................................................ ...............

............................................................ ..................

No stamp required when Posted in Ireland.

If handed in at any Post Office in Ireland, a receipt of registration may be obtained free, and an " A.R. " Form No........., will be issued free in respect of this packet if demanded.

SECTION 23 (Rule 4 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act).

FORM OF BALLOT PAPER ENVELOPE.

BALLOT PAPER ENVELOPE.

No............................

Ballot Paper only to be enclosed in this Envelope.

This envelope, together with the Declaration of Identity, must be placed in the envelope addressed to the Seanad Returning Officer.

SEANAD BYE-ELECTION.