§ MR. B. KELLY (Donegal, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in the division of South Donegal, the nearest polling-place for a large number of registered voters, viz. those living in the Glencolumbkille district, are obliged, in the case of a contested election for that division, to 588 come to Killybegs, a place upwards of 25 miles distant, to record their votes; whether the town of Carrick is about midway between Glencolumbkille and Killybegs; and, having regard to the fact that upwards of 1,000 voters would be saved fatigue, inconvenience, and expense by being obliged to travel to Killybegs when they might record their votes at Carrick, he would endeavour that at future elections due provision will be made for having polling booths in the town of Carrick?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University),
(who replied): Many voters in the Killybegs district undoubtedly have to travel long distances to record their votes, although the distances are not so great as that suggested by the Question, and for some of these voters Carrick would be a more convenient polling place; but, as I have already stated, in answer to a former Question, it would require legislative authority to add another polling place to those that have been already fixed.