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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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LXIIDeputy to close and give up his Poll Book each Day to Officer, who shall sum up the Number. 50l. Penalty on Deputy refusing to deliver Poll Book, or polling after directed to stop, or before directed to begin, and Votes not allowed.

And be it further enacted, That every Deputy shall, upon Notice given to him by the Returning Officer, each Day close his Poll Book, and deliver in the same immediately to such Officer, who shall sum up thereupon the Number of Votes polled on such Day for each Candidate, to be read aloud in open Court; and if any Deputy shall refuse to deliver his Poll Book when required by the Returning Officer, or shall continue to take the Poll after he shall have been directed by him to stop, and before he shall be again directed by him to proceed, or after his Deputation shall be revoked, he shall forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to any Person who shall sue for the same, to be recovered as herein-after directed ; and every Vote admitted by him after such Refusal or Direction to stop, or Revocation, shall be void, and the Person who offered such Vote shall not be deemed to have voted, and is hereby declared not to have voted or to have been polled at such Election.

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