Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2001

Amendment of section 114 of Principal Act.

28.—Section 114 of the Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (1):

“(1A) For the purposes of subsection (1), the manner in which a ballot box, being a box containing not more than 50 ballot papers, shall be opened shall be such that, although the box is opened in the presence of the agents of the candidates, the preferences on the individual ballot papers cannot be read by those agents or other persons present at the count.”.