Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2001

Amendment of section 48 of Principal Act.

17.—Section 48 of the Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (e) of subsection (1):

“(e) is not elected but the greatest number of votes credited to him at any stage of the counting of votes at the election exceeds, in the case of a general election, one quarter of the quota, or, in the case of a bye-election, one quarter of what would have been the quota in that constituency were the full number of members of the Dáil for the existing constituency to be elected.”.