European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

Polling day and commencement of count.

10.—(1) The poll at a European election shall—

(a) be taken on such day as shall be appointed by the Minister by order (which order shall be made not less than thirty-five days before the day thereby appointed), and

(b) shall continue for such period, not being less than twelve hours, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10.30 p.m. as may be appointed by the said order, subject to the restriction that the same day and the same period shall be so appointed for all constituencies,

and the day so appointed is in this Act referred to as “the polling day”.

(2) The counting of the votes at a European election shall begin on the day and at the time appointed by the Minister by order.

(3) An order under this section shall be published in Iris Oifigiúil as soon as may be after it is made.