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Notice of Election - Dublin South-West 2014

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NOTICE OF DÁIL ELECTION

CONSTITUENCY OF DUBLIN SOUTH-WEST

Pursuant to a Writ issued to me by the Clerk of Dáil Éireann I am about to proceed to the election of ONE member of the Dáil for this constituency.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the address below during the usual office hours or from this website.

A person may nominate himself/herself as a candidate or may, with his/her consent, be nominated by a proposer who is registered as a Dáil elector in this constituency.

A nomination paper from a candidate of a registered political party must have a certificate of political affiliation attached which must be produced to me with his/her completed nomination paper.

If no certificate is attached, the candidate must, before the latest time for receiving nominations, either-

• secure 30 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by Dáil electors registered in the constituency (forms available from me or the registration authority), or
• make a deposit of €500 (deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf).

Details of these requirements are set out in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2007.

The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on the 25th day of September, 2014.

Completed nomination papers may be delivered to me in person by the candidate or his/her proposer at any time when I am at my office, from 10am on the 22nd day of September, 2014 until 12 noon on the last day for receiving nominations.

I am required by law to attend my office to receive nominations between 10am and 12 noon and between 2pm and 5pm on the 24th day of September, 2014 and between 10am and 12 noon on the 25th day of September, 2014.

If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 10th day of October, 2014 between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.


Fergus J Gallagher
Returning Officer

Address :
Unit 17 Tolka Valley Business Park
Dublin 11

Date: 18th September 2014
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:49
 

Information for Candidates

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 Prospective candidates may obtain nomination papers from our office during normal business hours  or may download nomination papers here:

Nomination Paper

Páipéar Ainmniúcháin

A person may nominate himself/herself as a candidate or may, with his/her consent, be nominated by a proposer who is registered as a Dáil elector in the constituency.

A nomination  paper from a candidate of a registered political party must have a certificate of political affiliation attached.  

If no certificate is attached, the candidate must, before the latest time for receiving nominations, either-

  • secure 30 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by Dáil electors registered in the constituency (forms available from this website - see below, my office or the registration authority), or
  • make a deposit of €500 (deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf).

Details of these requirements are set out in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2014.

The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on Thursday the 25th day of September, 2014.

A nominated candidate may withdraw his/her nomination at any time up to 12 noon on Friday the 26th day of September, 2014.

Candidates should contact this office by telephone at 01-8306785 to arrange an appointment to lodge their application.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:49
 

Work Applications

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We are now accepting applications for work on the Dublin South West Bye Election which is due to be held on Friday 10th October 2014.  You can apply by clicking on "Work Application" in the menu at the left hand side of this web page.

We will ONLY accept applications made through this website so please do not phone or write to us looking for work.  Please note that we do not carry applications forward from one election to the next so if you applied for work at any previous election and were not offered a job then you will need to re-apply if you wish to be considered for work at this election.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:43
 

Are you on the Register of Electors?

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Every Irish or British citizen aged 18 years or over who is normally resident in the Dublin South West constituency is entitled to vote at the forthcoming Bye Election but only if they are on the Register of Electors.   The Register of Electors is maintained by the relevant Local Authority and it is important to make sure that you are on the register for your area.  You should verify this even if you have voted in previous elections since errors do occasionally happen and could prevent you being able to cast your vote.

You can check the register online at CheckTheRegister.ie where it will only take a minute to make sure you are registered.

People who are eligible to vote but who are not registered as electors still have time to apply for entry in the supplement to the register of electors to be published before polling day and so be able to vote on polling day. Application forms can be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie or can be obtained from South Dublin County Council.  The closing date for applications is 23rd of September 2014.   Applications for inclusion on the Postal or Special Electors Register must be made by 19th September 2014.

Applications for inclusion in the supplement must be signed in the presence of and witnessed by a member of the Garda Siochana or, if the person cannot attend their local Garda Station, by an official of their County or City Council provided they state the reason why they were unable to attend a Garda station. If, because of a physical illness or physical disability, a person cannot attend either their local Garda Station or their County or City Council, their application form must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:24