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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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LXXXIPersons who ask or receive any Reward for themselves or others, or who influence others for Reward, &c. forfeit 500l.

And be it further enacted, That if any Person who shall have or claim to have any Right to vote in any Election of a Member or Members of Parliament, for any County of a City or County of a Town, shall directly or indirectly ask, receive, or take any Money or other Reward, by way of Gift, Employment, or other Reward whatsoever, for himself or any of his Family or Kindred, to give his Vote, or to abstain from giving his Vote in any such Election, or if any Person, by himself, his Friends, or by any Person employed by him, shall by any Gift or Reward, or by any Promise or Agreement or Security for any Gift or Reward, corrupt or procure any Person or Persons to give his or their Vote or Votes in any such Election, or to abstain from giving the same, such Person shall for such Offence forfeit the Sum of Five hundred Pounds Sterling, to the Person who shall first sue for the same, to be recovered as herein-after directed ; and every Person offending in any of the Cases aforesaid, from and after Judgment obtained against him in any Action or Information grounded on this Act, shall for ever be disabled to vote in any Election of any Member or Members to serve in Parliament; and also shall be for ever disabled to hold, exercise, or enjoy any Office or Franchise to which he or they then shall or at any Time afterwards may be entitled, as Member of any City, Borough, or Town Corporate, as if such Person was naturally dead.

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