Electoral Act, 1963

Adaptation or modification where there is emergency or special difficulty.

92.—(1) The Minister may, in any case in which it appears to him that there is an emergency or special difficulty, by order make such adaptation or modification of any statute, order or regulation relating to the registration of Dáil electors or electors at local elections, or the conduct of Dáil elections, presidential elections, local elections or referenda, as may in his opinion be necessary to enable it to have effect subject to the provisions of this Act.

(2) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either House, within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order has been laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(3) In this section—

(a) “Dáil electors” and “Dáil elections” have the same meanings respectively as in the Electoral Act, 1923 ,

(b) “presidential elections” has the same meaning as in the Presidential Elections Act, 1937 ,

(c) “referenda” has the same meaning as in the Referendum Act, 1942 .