If you are a vision impaired voter wishing to vote in secret you can ask the presiding officer at your polling station to attach a ballot paper template to your ballot paper. Raised numbering and braille on the template guides you to the relevant openings that correspond to the candidates on the ballot paper. You can familiarise yourself with the candidates on the ballot paper by contacting Freephone 1800-300103 as often as you wish in advance of polling day. You can also use your mobile phone in the polling station on polling day to access this information.
A list of names and addresses of European Parliament Election Candidates and their Agents is available by clicking the following link.
European Parliament and Local Government Elections will be held on 24th May 2019 between the hours of 7am and 10pm. It is expected that a Referendum, concerning the waiting period before a Divorce may be granted, will also be held on that day. Notices and documents concerning those elections will be published on this website as they become available and may be viewed by selecting "Euro & Local Elections 2019" from the Menu on the left hand side of this page. Nomination forms for persons wishing to stand as candidates in the European Parliament Election are available for download in that section of our website. Persons wishing to stand as candidates in the Local Government Elections should contact the relevant Local Authority for nomination papers.
NOTICE OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION
FOR DUBLIN, MIDLANDS-NORTH-WEST AND SOUTH CONSTITUENCIES
We hereby give notice that an election of members of the European Parliament is to be held in the above constituencies. If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 24th day of May, 2019 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
To be eligible for election a person must be either a citizen of Ireland or a national of another Member State of the European Union ordinarily resident in Ireland.
A person may nominate himself or herself as a candidate or may, with his or her consent, be nominated by a proposer who is a registered European elector in the relevant European Parliament constituency.
A nomination form from a candidate of a registered political party must have a Certificate of Political Affiliation attached which must be produced to the returning officer for your constituency with his or her completed nomination paper.
If no certificate is attached, the candidate must, before the latest time for receiving nominations, either -
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