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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XXXIVWhenever more than 800 Freeholders are registered in any County of a City or County of a Town, additional Places of polling shall be provided, &c.

And be it further enacted, That whenever in any County of a City or County of a Town the Number of Freeholders appearing by the Books of the Clerk of the Peace capable of voting at any Election for the same shall exceed Eight hundred Freeholders, it shall and may be lawful for the Returning Officers and they are hereby required to provide Two or more Places for the polling the Freeholders of such County of a City or County of a Town, and to make such Division or Divisions of the Freeholders of such County of a City or County of a Town, according to the First Letters of their Names, that it shall not be necessary for more than Eight hundred Freeholders to poll in any one Place of polling, but so as not to divide the Names beginning with the same Letter of the Alphabet; and such Returning Officers shall and they are hereby required to appoint as many Deputies and Poll Clerks as shall be necessary to take the Poll in such Places of polling, not exceeding One Deputy and One Poll s Clerk for each Place of polling; provided, however, that ,no greater Number of polling Places shall be provided by such Returning Officers, than One for every Eight hundred Freeholders, appearing by the Books of the Clerk of the Peace to be capable of voting at such Election.

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