13 1928

No. 13/1928:

CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT No. 6) ACT, 1928


AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION BY DELETING THE PROVISIONS NOW CONTAINED THEREIN AS TO THE PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF SEANAD EIREANN AND BY PROVIDING IN LIEU THEREOF THAT AT SUCH ELECTIONS THE ELECTORS SHALL BE THE MEMBERS OF DÁIL EIREANN AND THE MEMBERS OF SEANAD EIREANN VOTING TOGETHER AND BY MAKING CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AS TO THE MODE OF VOTING AT SUCH ELECTIONS.

[23rd July, 1928]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—

Amendment of Article 14 of the Constitution.

1. —Article 14 of the Constitution shall be and is hereby amended as follows, that is to say:—

( a ) by the deletion of the second sentence now contained therein, that is to say, the sentence beginning with the words "All citizens" and ending with the words "Seanad Eireann," and

( b ) by the deletion of the words "either House" now contained therein and the insertion of the words "Dáil Eireann" in lieu of the words so deleted.

Electors at Seanad elections.

2. —Article 32 of the Constitution shall be and is hereby amended by the deletion of the words "at which the area of the jurisdiction of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann) shall form one electoral area, and the elections shall be held on principles of Proportional Representation" now contained therein and the insertion in lieu of the words so deleted of the words "at which the electors shall be the members of Dáil Eireann and the members of Seanad Eireann voting together on principles of Proportional Representation. The voting at such elections shall be by secret ballot and no elector may exercise more than one vote thereat. The place and conduct of such elections shall be regulated by law."

Short title.

3. —This Act may be cited as the Constitution (Amendment No. 6) Act, 1928 .