Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2001

Amendment of section 124 of Principal Act.

31.—Section 124 of the Principal Act is amended by—

(a) the insertion after subsection (1) of the following subsection:

“(1A) When the number of continuing candidates exceeds by one the number of vacancies remaining unfilled and the total of the votes credited to the lowest continuing candidate together with the surplus or surpluses not transferred is less than the number of votes credited to the next highest continuing candidate, the continuing candidates, with the exception of the lowest such candidate, shall thereupon be deemed to be elected.”,


(b) the insertion in subsection (3) of “or in the case of a bye-election where there is more than one vacancy to be filled in a constituency, one quarter of what would have been the quota were the full number of members of the Dáil for the existing constituency to be elected” after “quota”.