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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XXIIINo Freeholder to vote unless registered.

And be it further enacted, That no Person shall be admitted to vote at any Election of a Member or Members to serve in Parliament for any County of a City or County of a Town, by virtue of a Freehold, unless such Freehold shall have been registered in manner herein-before directed ; and that no Person shall be admitted to vote at any such Election by virtue of a Freehold registered at the Value of Twenty Pounds or Forty Shillings, unless such Freehold shall have been registered within Eight Years preceding the Teste of the Writ for holding such Election; and that no Person who shall have registered any Freehold as of the Value of Fifty Pounds or Twenty Pounds, such Freehold not arising out of a Rentcharge, shall be admitted to vote at any such Election, unless such Freehold shall have been registered Six Months at the least before the Teste of the Writ for holding such Election; and if such Person shall have let or agreed to let the same to the Person or Persons from whom he holds it, or to the Heirs or Assigns of such Person or Persons, or to any one in Trust for him, her, or them, or who has let or agreed to let the same, or more thereof than shall leave a Residue sufficient to constitute such Freehold, for the Term for which he holds it, then such Person shall not be permitted to vote at any such Election, unless he shall have registered such Freehold Twelve Calendar Months previous to the Teste of such Writ and that no Person, having registered a Freehold arising out of a Rentcharge, shall be admitted to vote at any such Election, unless such Freehold shall have been registered Twelve Months at the least before the Teste of the Writ for holding such Election ; and no Person, having registered a Freehold as of the Value of Forty Shillings, shall be admitted to vote at any such Election by virtue of any Freehold which shall be let or demised to the Person or Persons from whom he holds or derives the same, or to any Person in Trust for him or them, or to his or their Heirs or Assigns, or which shall be let or demised to any Person or Persons for the same Term for which he holds the same,; and that no Person, having registered a Freehold as of the Value of Forty Shillings, shall be admitted to vote at any such Election, unless such Freehold shall have been registered Twelve Calendar Months at the least before the Teste of the Writ for holding such Election, except such Freehold shall have come to him by Descent, Devise, Marriage, or Marriage Settlement; and in case such Freehold shall have come to him by Descent, Devise, Marriage, or Marriage Settlement, then such Person shall not be permitted to vote by virtue thereof, unless the same shall have been registered Six Calendar Months previous to the Teste of such Writ.

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