Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004
Offences relating to voting system equipment.
2. —(1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if—
(a) wilfully and without lawful authority, he or she takes, destroys, conceals, opens or otherwise interferes with any voting system equipment, or
(b) he or she maliciously destroys, tears or defaces any voting machine equipment.
(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.