Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011

64.

Amendments to Presidential Elections Act 1993.

64.— (1) Section 3(1) of the Presidential Elections Act 1993 is amended by inserting the following definition:

“‘relevant postal service provider’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 61 of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011;”.

(2) Section 5(2) of the Presidential Elections Act 1993 is amended by substituting “a relevant postal service provider” for “An Post”.

(3) Section 32 of the Presidential Elections Act 1993 is amended—

( a) in subsection (1) by substituting “ section 61 of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011” for “such conditions as may be specified under section 74 of the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983”,

( b) by substituting the following for subsection (3):

“(3) The relevant postal service provider may permit a candidate to exercise the right aforesaid before the candidate is entitled under subsection (2) so to do upon the candidate giving such security as may be required by the relevant postal service provider for the payment of the postage on all communications sent by the candidate under this section in the event of the candidate not becoming so entitled to exercise the said right.”,

and

( c) in subsection (4) by substituting “the relevant postal service provider” for “An Post”.