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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XXXVIIReturning Officer to take the following Oath.

And be it further enacted, That every Returning Officer shall, before the Commencement of polling, take and subscribe in open Court the Oath following, which every Justice of the Peace is hereby required and authorized to administer :

'I A.B. do swear, That I will honestly, impartially, and without ' Favour to any Candidate, take the Poll at this Election; and that I have not directly or indirectly received, nor will I hereafter directly or indirectly receive any Money, Gift, Reward, Promise, Contract or Security for Money or other Reward, for or in respect of the Conduct which I shall observe during the ensuing Poll, or the Return which I shall make at the Close thereof, except the Expences of erecting Booths, hiring Buildings, keeping them in Repair, and the Payment of Clerks and Deputies, and Counsel for my Assistance ; and that I will return such Person or Persons as shall appear, to the best of my Judgment, at the Close of the; Poll, to have the Majority of legal Votes.' And that every Deputy appointed by virtue of this Act, shall, before he proceeds to take the Poll, take and subscribe, in open Court, the Oath following, in the Presence of the Returning Officer or Officers, who is and are hereby required and empowered to administer the same:

' I A. B. do swear, That I will honestly, impartially, and without Favour to any Candidate, take the Poll at this Electron; and ' that I have hot directly or indirectly received, nor will I hereafter directly or indirectly receive, any Money, Gift, Reward, Promise, Contract, or Security for Money or other Reward, for or in respect of the Conduct I shall observe during the ensuing Poll; and 'that I will make a fair and true Return of all such Persons as shall tender their Votes before me, to be by me taken to the Returning Officer Or Officers by whom I am appointed, whenever and as ' often as I shall be thereunto required by him or them.' And a Memorandum of every of the said Oaths being taken shall be entered on the Poll Book.

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