Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act, 1977

Right to vote, etc.

10.—(1) Where an election is contested, every person whose name is on the relevant list of electors and who is, on the day fixed for the taking of the preliminary or other poll at the election, an employee of the designated body to which the election relates shall be entitled to one vote at the poll, and persons other than the foregoing shall not be entitled to vote at a preliminary or other poll under this Act.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, every person who on the stated day is an employee of the relevant designated body and who—

(a) on that day is not less than eighteen years of age, and

(b) has for a continuous period of not less than one year ending immediately before that day been such an employee,

shall be entitled to have his name entered on the list of electors prepared and maintained by the returning officer and on an application being made in that behalf the returning officer, on being satisfied that the person complies with the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, shall enter the name of the person on such list.

(3) Where an election is held, a person shall not be entitled to make an application pusuant to subsection (2) of this section to the returning officer at any time on the day which as regards the election is the nomination day, and in case the election is contested, the person in addition shall be so disentitled during the period beginning on the day following such nomination day and ending on,

(a) in case a preliminary poll is held pursuant to this Act and a majority of the votes at the preliminary poll is against continuing further with the election, the day on which the result of the preliminary poll is ascertained, and

(b) in any other case, the day on which, pursuant to section 12 (5) of this Act, the returning officer informs the appropriate Minister of the names of any candidates elected at the election.

(4) It is hereby declared that nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing a person from voting at an election or from having his name entered on a list of electors prepared and maintained under this Act by reason only of the fact that the person is employed by a designated body on secondment to another body or person.

(5) Any employee of a designated body may in accordance with regulations made by the Minister in that behalf under section 9 of this Act inspect the relevant list of electors.