Referendum Act, 1998

Appointment by approved body of agents at a referendum.

11.—(1) Subject to the provisions of section 26 of the Act of 1994 that are applied by subsection (3), an approved body may appoint a person or persons to act as agent for the body at the referendum concerned to be present—

(a) at the issue of ballot papers to postal voters,

(b) at the opening of postal ballot boxes, and

(c) at the counting of votes,

at the referendum.

(2) An approved body may appoint one personation agent to be present as the agent for the body in each polling station for the purposes of assisting in the detection of personation, and such appointment shall be in writing.

(3) The provisions of subsections (2), (4) to (9), (11) and (12) of section 26 of the Act of 1994 shall apply to persons appointed to act as agents under this section as they apply to agents appointed under the said section 26 with the modification that references to a member of the Dáil shall include references to an approved body and with any other necessary modifications.