The Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923

Voting when disqualified or more than once to be illegal practice.

10.—(1) Every person who votes at an election while he is, by or under this or any other Act, declared to be incapable of voting at that election, shall be guilty of an illegal practice.

(2) Every person who votes more than once at an election (whether in the same or in different constituencies) shall, notwithstanding the fact that the name of such person appears on the register of electors, be guilty of an illegal practice.

(3) The Court before which a person is convicted under this section of having voted more than once at an election may, if it is satisfied that the second question prescribed by sub-section (1) of section 29 of the Electoral Act, 1923 (No. 12 of 1923) was not asked of such person on the second or any subsequent occasion on which he so voted, and the Court thinks it just in the special circumstances of the case so to do, mitigate or entirely remit any incapacity imposed by this Act by reason of such conviction.