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38 1923

THE PREVENTION OF ELECTORAL ABUSES ACT, 1923

PART VI.

Election Agents at Seanad Elections.

Appointment of election agent by Seanad candidate.

41. —(1) A candidate at a Seanad election shall have the like power of appointing an election agent as is conferred by this Act or the Electoral Act, 1923 (No. 12 of 1923), on a candidate at a Dáil election.

(2) Every provision of this Act or of the Electoral Act, 1923 , in relation to the appointment of an agent by a candidate at a, Dáil election shall apply to the appointment of an agent by a candidate at a Seanad election with the modifications that—

(a) references in such provisions to the last day for receiving nominations shall be construed as references to the second day after the date of the proclamation appointing the day on which the Seanad election is to take place;

(b) the returning officer to whom notice of the appointment of an election agent by a candidate at a Seanad election and of the name, address and office of such agent are to be given shall be the Seanad Returning Officer;

(c) it shall not be necessary to give public notice of the appointment, name, address or office of an agent appointed by a candidate at a Seanad election.

Rights, duties and powers of Seanad election agents.

42. —(1) Every provision of this Act or of the Electoral Act, 1923 (No. 12 of 1923), in relation to the rights, powers and duties of an agent appointed by a candidate at a Dáil election shall, save as is otherwise provided by this Part of this Act, apply to an agent appointed by a candidate at a Seanad election.

(2) Nothing in this Act or in the Electoral Act, 1923 , shall be deemed to authorize a candidate at a Seanad election or the agent of any such candidate to appoint a deputy agent, sub-agent or personation agent.