Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1986

Ballot paper etc. for special voters.

10.—(1) At the appropriate time, the returning officer shall in relation to an election cause to be delivered pursuant to section 11 of this Act to every special voter entitled to vote at that election, the following—

(a) a ballot paper for the election;

(b) a form of declaration of identity in the prescribed form;

(c) an envelope marked (and in this Act referred to as a) “ballot paper envelope”; and

(d) an envelope addressed to the returning officer (in this Act referred to as a “covering envelope”).

(2) In this section “appropriate time” means, as the context may require—

(a) in relation to a Dáil election, a presidential election, a European Assembly election or a local election, as soon as practicable after the adjournment of the election for the purpose of taking a poll; or

(b) in relation to a referendum, as soon as practicable after the date of the order of the Minister appointing the polling day at the referendum.