S.I. No. 35/2014 - Electoral (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

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S.I. No. 35/2014 - Electoral (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 4th February, 2014.
I, PHIL HOGAN, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 3 , 46 and 111 of the Electoral Act 1992 (No. 23 of 1992), hereby make the following Regulations:-
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Electoral (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
2. The Electoral Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 156 of 2007 ) are hereby amended by:—
(a) the substitution of the following regulation for regulation 4:
“4.The prescribed photographic identification for the purposes of section 46 (6)(b) of the Electoral Act 1992 shall be:
(i) a passport;
(ii) a driving licence;
(iii) an employee identity card containing a photograph;
(iv) a student identity card issued by an educational institution and containing a photograph;
(v) a travel document containing name and photograph;
(vi) a Public Services Card;
(vii) a Temporary Residence Certificate;
(viii) a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card.”, and
(b) the substitution of the following regulation for regulation 8:
“8. A specified document for the purposes of section 111 of the Electoral Act 1992 shall be:
(i) a passport;
(ii) a driving licence;
(iii) an employee identity card containing a photograph;
(iv) a student identity card issued by an educational institution and containing a photograph;
(v) a travel document containing name and photograph;
(vi) a Bank or Savings or Credit Union book containing address in constituency or local electoral area;
(vii) a Public Services Card;
(viii) a Temporary Residence Certificate;
(ix) a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card;
(x) a cheque book;
(xi) a cheque card;
(xii) a credit card;
(xiii) a birth certificate;
(xiv) a marriage certificate.
Items (x) to (xiv) shall be accompanied by a further document which establishes the address of the holder in the constituency or local electoral area.”.
3. The Electoral (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2009 ( S.I. No. 260 of 2009 ) and the Electoral (Amendment) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 538 of 2010 ) are hereby revoked.
GIVEN under my Official Seal
29 January 2014.
PHIL HOGAN,
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These regulations amend the list of photographic identifications that may be produced when a statutory declaration is being made by a person, who lives in the relevant constituency or local electoral area, assenting to the nomination of a candidate at an election to include a Public Services Card, a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card and a Temporary Residence Certificate and to remove a bank card with a photograph. The Regulations amend the list of specified documents which a voter may be required to produce at a polling station, to include a Public Services Card, a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card and a Temporary Residence Certificate.

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