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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XXIXNo Trustee or Mortgagee to vote, unless in possession 12 Months before the Teste of Writ. Mortgagor may vote. Clergymen not obliged to register Ecclesiastical Freeholds. None precluded who have disposed of a Part, if they retain as much as sworn to.

And be it further enacted, That no Person shall be admitted to vote at any Election by reason of any Trust Estate or Mortgage, unless such Trustee or Mortgagee shall have been in the actual Pos,-session or Receipt of the Profits thereof, for his own Use, Twelve Calendar Months before the Teste of the Writ for holding such Election, and the Mortgagor or Cestuique Trust in Possession (or both, as the Case may be) may vote out of such Estate, notwithstanding such Mortgage or Trust: Provided always, that no Rector, Vicar, or Curate, shall be obliged to register his Freehold arising from his Rectory, Vicarage, Curacy, or other Ecclesiastical Preferment, or be precluded from voting at any Election on account of his not having registered the same : Provided always, that no Person shall be precluded from voting by virtue of any Freehold, on account of having sold, aliened, or disposed of any Part of the Freehold he shall have registered between the Date of such Registry and the Day he shall offer his Vote, if he shall have retained thereof to the annual Value sworn in such Registry.

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