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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XXXVIIIOath of Clerk for taking Poll of Freeholders.

And be it further enacted, That every Person whom any Returning Officer at any Election for a Member to serve in Parliament for any County of a City or County of a Town shall employ to act as Clerk for taking the Poll of Freeholders shall, before his beginning to take such Poll, take an Oath in the Form following:

'I A. B. do swear, That I will at this Election of a Member [or, Members, as the Case may he] to serve in Parliament for the County of the City or the County of the Town (as the Case may be], of _______________ truly and indifferently take the Poll, and set down the Number opposite to the Name of each Freeholder, in the ' Registry Book, his Name and the Place of his Abode, and; the Situation and the Value of his Freehold, and for whom he shall poll.' Which Oath every Returning Officer is hereby authorized arid empowered to administer; arid every such Clerk of the Peace shall enter in a Book, to be provided for that Purpose, the Number which shall appear in the alphabetical Registry Book opposite to the Name of each Freeholder who shall tender his Vote, or offer to poll at such Election, in the Booth to which such Clerk shall be appointed, the Name of such Freeholder, and the Place of his Abode, the Situation and Value of his Freehold, and for whom he shall vote.

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