Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1972
Amendment of Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1947. |
6.—The Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1947 , is hereby amended by— | |
(a) the deletion of “and marked upon the inside with the elector's said number,” from Rule 4 (f) of the First Schedule; | ||
(b) the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (ii) of the said Rule 4 (f): | ||
“(ii) a smaller envelope (hereinafter referred to as the ballot paper envelope) in the prescribed form, and”; | ||
(c) the substitution of “and” for “save that, in lieu of the number on the electoral roll, there shall be marked on the counterfoils of such ballot papers the consecutive number endorsed on the request in pursuance of which such ballot papers are issued and that” in Rule 5 of the First Schedule; | ||
(d) the substitution of the following clause for clause (ii) of Rule 8 (1) (a) of the First Schedule: | ||
“(ii) the authorised person shall furnish to the elector a form of declaration of identity in the prescribed form and in case the ballot papers produced are duplicates, shall mark the declaration of identity with the word ‘duplicate’,”; | ||
(e) the substitution of the following clause for clause (iv) of the said Rule 8 (1) (a): | ||
“(iv) the elector shall hand the declaration of identity together with the outer envelope produced to the authorised person who, if he is satisfied that the person who made the declaration of identity is the person to whom the outer envelope is addressed, shall sign the declaration of identity, return it to the elector, and then destroy the outer envelope,”; | ||
(f) the deletion of “and compare the number on such declaration with the number on the ballot paper envelope in such covering envelope” from Rule 14 (d) of the First Schedule; | ||
(g) the deletion of “numbers agree and the” from Rule 14 (e) of the First Schedule; | ||
(h) the deletion of “or which does not bear the number of a ballot paper” from Rule 14 (k) of the First Schedule; | ||
(i) the deletion of “or that it does not bear the number of a ballot paper” from Rule 18 of the First Schedule; | ||
(j) the deletion of both “compare the number on the envelope with the number on the ballot papers, and if the number on the envelope and the number on the ballot papers agree, he shall” and “, but if the number on the envelope and the number on the ballot papers do not agree, the Seanad returning officer shall fasten such ballot papers and such envelope together and mark them ‘rejected’” from Rule 20 (3) of the First Schedule; | ||
(k) the deletion of “until he has been proved to the satisfaction of an election tribunal to have voted and such tribunal has declared his vote to be invalid” from Rule 32 of the First Schedule; | ||
(l) the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (ii) of Rule 4 (f) of the Third Schedule: | ||
“(ii) a form of declaration of identity in the prescribed form, and”; | ||
(m) the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (iv) of the last-mentioned Rule 4 (f): | ||
“(iv) a smaller envelope (hereinafter referred to as the ballot paper envelope) in the prescribed form;”; | ||
(n) the substitution of “and” for “save that, in lieu of the number on the electoral roll, there shall be marked on the counterfoil of such ballot paper the consecutive number endorsed on the request in pursuance of which such ballot paper is issued and that” in Rule 5 of the Third Schedule; | ||
(o) the substitution of “and examine the declaration of identity therein” for “, examine the declaration of identity therein and compare the number on such declaration with the number on the ballot paper envelope in such covering envelope” in Rule 13 (c) of the Third Schedule; | ||
(p) the deletion of “said numbers agree and the” from Rule 13 (d) of the Third Schedule; | ||
(q) the deletion of “and the numbers on such ballot paper and on such declaration agree” from Rule 14 of the Third Schedule; | ||
(r) the deletion of both “compare the number on the envelope with the number on the ballot paper, and if the number on the envelope and the number on the ballot paper agree, he shall” and “, but if the number on the envelope and the number on the ballot paper do not agree, the Seanad returning officer shall fasten such ballot paper and such envelope together and mark them ‘rejected’” from Rule 17 of the Third Schedule; | ||
(s) the deletion of “until he has been proved to the satisfaction of an election tribunal to have voted and such tribunal has declared his vote to be invalid” from Rule 28 of the Third Schedule; and | ||
(t) the deletion of paragraphs (b) and (e) of Rule 4, paragraphs (g), (h) and (i) of Rule 14, and Rule 35 of the First Schedule; and paragraphs (b) and (e) of Rule 4, paragraphs (f) and (g) of Rule 13, and Rule 31 of the Third Schedule. |