Seanad Electoral (University Members) Act, 1937

Seanad bye-election orders.

13.—(1) Whenever the Clerk of Seanad Eireann by direction of Seanad Eireann informs the Minister that a vacancy has occurred in the membership of Seanad Eireann by reason of the death, resignation, or disqualification of a member thereof who was elected thereto by a university constituency, the Minister shall, as soon as conveniently may be and, in any case, not more than six months after receiving such information, by order (in this Act referred to as a Seanad bye-election order) direct a bye-election to be held in such constituency to fill such vacancy and shall by such order appoint for the purposes of such bye-election the last day for receiving nominations, the day for the issue of ballot papers, and the day and hour for the close of the poll.

(2) Whenever the Minister makes a Seanad bye-election order, the bye-election directed by such order shall be held in accordance with such order and this Act.