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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XLSheriff shall attend at a Booth separate from polling Booths, to decide disputed Questions.

And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Sheriff and other Returning Officers, at any Election for a Member to serve in Parliament for any County of a City or County of a Town, and they are hereby required to erect a Booth or hire a Building, unless there shall already be some fit and convenient Place for the Purpose, wherein they may and shall decide all the disputed Questions, and all the Objections to Votes that may be referred to them, and which Booth or Building, or other Place, shall be separate from and exclusive of the Number of Booths or Buildings, or other Places necessary for the polling of the Electors; and such Returning Officers, or One of them, is and are hereby required to give his or their constant Attendance in such separate Booth, Building, or other Place, in which the polling shall continue each Day.

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