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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XLVIIOath of not having voted before and of being of Age, to be put, if required.

And be it further enacted, That at every Election of a Member or Members to serve in Parliament for any County of a City or County of a Town, the Returning Officer's Deputy shall, if required by any Candidate or the Inspector of any Candidate so to do, in Person administer, in the Place of polling in which he presides, an Oath, in the following Form, to every Person separately who shall tender his Vote or offer to poll at such Election, and immediately after the Production of the Certificate or Affidavit of Registry, when any such Person offers to vote by virtue of a Freehold; (that is to say),

'I T A. B, do swear, [or being a Quaker or Moravian, do solemnly affirm], That I will true answer make to all such Questions as the Sheriffs or other Returning Officer's Deputy [as the Case may be], presiding in this Booth, shall demand of me; and I do also swear, (or being One of the People called Quakers or Moravians, do solemnly affirm], That I have not polled before at this Election, and that I am, as I believe, Twenty-one Years of Age. 'So help me GOD.'

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