European Assembly Elections Act, 1977


1.—In this Act—

“the Act of 1963” means the Electoral Act, 1963 ;

“the Assembly” means the Assembly of the European Communities;

“Assembly election” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 (1);

“Assembly elector” means a person who is entitled to vote at an Assembly election;

“the European Communities” means the European Economic Community, the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Community;

“local returning officer” means a person who pursuant to section 14 (2) is a local returning officer for the purpose of this Act;

“Member State” (except in Rule 47 (1) of the First Schedule) means a Member State of the European Communities;

“the Minister” means the Minister for the Environment;

“petition” means a petition presented to the High Court under this Act;

“the polling day”, except where the context otherwise requires, has the meaning assigned to it by section 6 (1);

“the postal voters list” means the list prepared pursuant to section 7 (4) of the Act of 1963;

“returning officer” means a person who is appointed by the Minister under section 14 (1) to be a returning officer for the purposes of this Act;

“the treaties” means the treaties, convention and decision mentioned in section 1 (1) of the European Communities Act, 1972 , as supplemented or amended in the manner mentioned in that section.