HC Deb 19 March 1885 vol 295 cc1688-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, at elections of Poor Law Guardians in Ireland, directions by non-resident electors to have voting papers left for them in certain houses must be signed by the voters themselves, or how otherwise; and, whether voters resident in the division can direct voting papers for themselves to be left at houses other than those in which the voters reside, or than those for which they are rated?


The usual and most accurate way for a non-resident voter to signify his wishes is to do so in writing; but if the direction is conveyed to the Returning Officer in any other way, he might act on it if satisfied that the communication correctly described the voter's wishes and instructions. The papers for resident voters can only be left at their residences.