Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2001

Amendment of Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1947.

57.—The Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1947 , is amended—

(a) in section 4 by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(3A) On the request of the Seanad returning officer for an advance on account of his charges the Minister for Finance may, after consultation with the Minister (irrespective of whether an order under section 24 or 56 of this Act has been made or not) if he thinks fit, and on such terms as he thinks fit, make such an advance.”;

(b) in section 47 by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (b) of subsection (1)—

“(bb) a ballot paper may include a photograph of each candidate in accordance with such requirements as may be prescribed;”;


(c) in the First Schedule by the deletion of Rule 23.