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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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LXVIReturning Officer may summon Constables, Bailiffs, &c. to attend Elections.

And be it further enacted, That at any Election of a Member to serve in Parliament for any County of a City or County of a Town, it shall be lawful to and for the Returning Officer or Officers to summon all Constables, Bailiffs, and other Peace Officers to attend the Places of polling, and to keep the Peace at such Election, and to perform such other Things as shall be assigned to him by the Returning Officer or Officers, and to appoint any Number of Special Constables that he or they may think proper to aid and assist therein; and that every Constable, Bailiff, or Peace Officer, when so summoned, who shall neglect to attend during the whole of such Election, or to obey the lawful Commands of the Returning Officer or Officers, shall forfeit such Office of Constable, Bailiff, or other Peace Officer, and all Salary due to him in respect thereof.

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