Dáil Éireann - Volume 651 - 03 April, 2008

Written Answers. - Election Management System.

Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if there is a legislative restriction that would prevent the European and local elections from being held over a two day period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12681/08]

Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if there is a legislative restriction that would prevent a referendum from being held over a two day period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12682/08]

  Deputy John Gormley: I propose to take Questions Nos. 263 and 264 together.

Electoral and referendum law (section 10 of the European Parliament Elections Act 1997, section 26 of the Local Government Act 2001 and section 10 of the Referendum Act 1994) provides for polling at European and local elections, and at a referendum, to take place on a day appointed for that purpose by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.