HC Deb 23 June 1902 vol 109 c1386
MR. BOLAND (Kerry, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at the recent election for a county councillor in the division of Glenbeigh, County Kerry, a son of one of the candidates acted as personating agent for his father at the polling booth of Rosnoosane, in the electoral division of Dromore; that the candidate in question is land agent for the whole of that electoral division; that a number of the voters are illiterate; and whether, in order to ensure the security afforded by the Ballot Act, he will take steps to prevent the recurrence of this practice.


I have no information on the facts alleged, and no official right to acquire it. Any candidate or elector who may dispute the validity of the election can seek redress by means of a petition; but the Government has no power to take action in the matter.