§ MR. A. O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether any and what steps have been taken in compliance with the provisions of Section 18 of the Ballot Act, and Section 9 of the Act 27 & 28 Vic., c. 22, to carry out the Order in Council, confirming the establishment of new polling places in County Donegal, which was published about a month ago; and, whether he will take steps to secure that the law is obeyed?
MR. G. RUSSELL
The additional polling places were established by the chairman and justices at quarter sessions in October last, and their Order was confirmed by an Order in Council, dated the 17th January 1895. By Section 18, Sub-section 11, of the 35th and 36th Vict. c. 33, the register of voters in force at the time of making the Order in Council shall be the register of persons entitled to vote until the 1st day of January following; and by Sub-section 12, at any election held after the Order in Council, and before a new register of voters is formed, the poll shall be taken as if no such Order in Council had been made. Copies of the Order in Council were sent to the chairman of the county and to the clerk of the peace, who will prepare and issue special precepts for the new precepts before the next revision.