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———————— AN BILLE TOGHCHÁIN (LEASÚ), 2012 ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) BILL 2012 ———————— Mar a tionscnaíodh As initiated ———————— ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section 1. Interpretation. 2. Amendment of section 62 of the Act of 1992. 3. Amendment of section 63 of the Act of 1992. 4. Amendment of section 96 of the Act of 1992. 5. Amendment of section 107 of the Act of 1992. 6. Amendment of section 109 of the Act of 1992. 7. Amendment of section 6 of the Act of 1993. 8. Amendment of section 7 of the Act of 1993. 9. Amendment of section 21 of the Act of 1994. 10. Amendment of section 10 of the Referendum Act 1994. 11. Amendment of section 12 of the Referendum Act 1994. 12. Amendment of section 10 of the Act of 1997. 13. Amendment of section 27 of the Act of 1997. 14. Amendment of section 70 of the Act of 1997. 15. Short title, collective citations and constructions. ————————

[No. 57 of 2012]


Acts Referred to Electoral Act 1992

1992, No. 23

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Local Government Act 1994

1994, No. 8

Presidential Elections Act 1993

1993, No. 28

Referendum Act 1994

1994, No. 12

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———————— AN BILLE TOGHCHÁIN (LEASÚ), 2012 ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) BILL 2012 ————————

BILL entitled 5

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE HOLDING OF POLLS ON A SATURDAY OR A SUNDAY, TO AMEND THE ELECTORAL ACT 1992; TO AMEND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT 1993, TO AMEND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1994, TO AMEND THE REFER10 ENDUM ACT 1994, TO AMEND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS ACT 1997, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: 1.—In this Act—

Interpretation.

15 “Act of 1992” means the Electoral Act 1992; “Act of 1993” means the Presidential Elections Act 1993; “Act of 1994” means the Local Government Act 1994; “Act of 1997” means the European Parliament Elections Act 1997; “Minister” means the Minister for the Environment, Community and 20 Local Government. 2.—Section 62 of the Act of 1992 is amended in paragraph (e) of subsection (2) by inserting “and shall be a Saturday or a Sunday” after “Minister”.

Amendment of section 62 of the Act of 1992.

3.—Section 63 of the Act of 1992 is amended in paragraph 25 (b)(v)(I) of subsection (1) by the insertion after “Minister” of “and shall be a Saturday or a Sunday”.

Amendment of section 63 of the Act of 1992.

4.—Section 96 of the Act of 1992 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

Amendment of section 96 of the Act of 1992.

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“(1A) Notwithstanding subsection (1) a poll shall be taken on a Saturday or on a Sunday.”.

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Amendment of section 107 of the Act of 1992.

5.—Section 107 of the Act of 1992 is amended in subsection (1) by deleting “(disregarding any excluded day)”.

Amendment of section 109 of the Act of 1992.

6.—Section 109 of the Act of 1992 is amended in paragraph (d) by substituting “on a Saturday or a Sunday” for “day”.

Amendment of section 6 of the Act of 1993.

7.—Section 6 of the Act of 1993 is amended in subsection (1) paragraph (c) by inserting “subject to subsection 7(1)” before “the day”.

Amendment of section 7 of the Act of 1993.

8.—Section 7 of the Act of 1993 is amended in paragraph (a) by substituting “Saturday or a Sunday” for “day”.

Amendment of section 21 of the Act of 1994.

9.—Section 21 of the Act of 1994 is amended in subsection (1) by inserting “on a Saturday or a Sunday” after “June”. 10

Amendment of section 10 of the Referendum Act 1994.

10.—Section 10 of the Referendum Act 1994 is amended in subsection (2) by inserting “on a Saturday or a Sunday and” after “be”.

Amendment of section 12 of the Referendum Act 1994.

11.—Section 12 of the Referendum Act 1994 is amended in subsection (2) by inserting “on a Saturday or a Sunday and” after “be”.

Amendment of section 10 of the Act of 1997.

12.—Section 10 of the Act of 1997 is amended in subsection (1) 15 by—

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(a) deleting “and” in paragraph (a), (b) inserting “and” after “,” in paragraph (b), and (c) inserting the following paragraph: “(c) be taken on a Saturday or on a Sunday,”.

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Amendment of section 27 of the Act of 1997.

13.—Section 27 of the Act of 1997 is amended in subsection (2) by inserting “and shall be a Saturday or a Sunday” after “Minister” in paragraph (e).

Amendment of section 70 of the Act of 1997.

14.—Section 70 of the Act of 1997 is amended in paragraph (d) by substituting “Saturday or a Sunday” for “day”. 25

Short title, collective citations and constructions.

15.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2012. (2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days 30 may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions. (3) An order under subsection (2) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made. 4


(4) The Electoral Acts 1992 to 2011 and this Act may be cited together as the Electoral Acts 1992 to 2012 and shall be read together as one. 5

(5) The Local Government Acts 1925 to 2007 and this Act (in so far as it relates to local government elections) may be cited together as the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2012 and shall be read together as one.

(6) The Presidential Elections Acts 1992 to 2006 and this Act (in so far as it relates to presidential elections) may be cited together as 10 the Presidential Elections Acts 1992 to 2012 and shall be read together as one. (7) The Referendum Acts 1992 to 2006 and this Act (in so far as it relates to referendums) may be cited together as the Referendum Acts 1992 to 2012 and shall be read together as one. 15

(8) The European Parliament Elections Acts 1992 to 2009 and this Act (in so far as it relates to European Parliament elections) may be cited together as the European Parliament Elections Acts 1992 to 2012 and shall be read together as one.

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