Electoral Act, 1997


Constituency Commission

Establishment of Constituency Commission.

5.—(1) Upon the publication by the Central Statistics Office, following a Census of Population, of the Census Report setting out the population of the State classified by area there shall be established by the Minister, by order, a commission (in this Act referred to as “a Constituency Commission”) to perform the function assigned to it by this Part.

(2) A Constituency Commission and its members shall be independent in the performance of their functions under this Act.

(3) Every order made under subsection (1) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made.