Donegal South West By Election Details - Information for Voters & Candidates

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At the moment there are 61,935 people eligible to vote in the by election. If you're not registered to vote, you have until this Monday (8th of November) to get yourself onto the supplementary register of electors. If you're over 18, are an Irish or British citizen AND live in the constituency then you're eligible to vote in the by election.

Supplement application forms for all categories of voters are available from County and City Councils, Garda Stations, Libraries, Post Offices and on-line at www.checktheregister.ie. You have until Monday to get onto the register if you're not already.

If you need to be added to the postal-vote register, you have until Saturday 6th November 2010 to apply to Donegal County Council for inclusion on that list.

If you want to be candidate for election in Donegal South West - you have until noon on Friday 12th November 2010 to get your nomination in - you must be at least 21 to be a candidate. Political parties are free to automatically nominate their candidate(s), if you don't have a political party, you'll need 30 people registered to vote in the constituency to nominate you, or lodge a €500 deposit with the returning officer.

To stand for election to Dáil Éireann, a person must be a citizen of
Ireland and at least 21 years of age by polling day. A person may
nominate himself or herself as a candidate or, with his or her consent,
may be nominated by a person who is registered as an elector in the
constituency concerned. A candidate not in possession of a certificate
of political affiliation (confirmation that a person is a candidate of a
political party registered in the register of political parties) must
have their nomination completed using either of the following options:
(i) by way of assents requiring the completion of statutory declarations
by 30 assentors registered in the relevant Dáil constituency, or (ii) by
way of the candidate, or someone on his or her behalf, lodging a deposit
of €500 with the returning officer.
Voting on 25th of November is between 7am and 10pm.
 


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You have until Monday to get onto the register if you're not already.
If you want to get onto the supplementary register you must get your application, which has to be signed and stamped at your local garda station, to the County House in Lifford by 4.30pm next Monday. That means it's already too late to post it and although Donegal County Council has built expensive public service centres in every electoral area the applications WON'T be accepted at them. Why?
 

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I think more time should have been givin to people to get on the register, most candidates are only getting in the running to contest the election let alone find out whos on or not on it!! For democracy's sake at least something that could be addressed
 

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The final chapter: Doherty secures victory against government in Supreme Court by-election case:

Doherty secures victory against government in Supreme Court by-election case | Sinn Féin

“Despite repeated requests made by me to the government to have this case dropped this Fine Gael/Labour Government has pursued it for the past six months at a cost to the exchequer and a huge waste of the Supreme Court’s time.

“It was also an insult to the people of Donegal South West who were denied their constitutional right to representation for more than a year and a half.

“It was wrong of the Fianna Fáil led government to take this appeal against my case and it was also wrong of the current government to continue with the case for a further six months.”
 

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The final chapter: Doherty secures victory against government in Supreme Court by-election case:

Doherty secures victory against government in Supreme Court by-election case | Sinn Féin

“Despite repeated requests made by me to the government to have this case dropped this Fine Gael/Labour Government has pursued it for the past six months at a cost to the exchequer and a huge waste of the Supreme Court’s time.

“It was also an insult to the people of Donegal South West who were denied their constitutional right to representation for more than a year and a half.

“It was wrong of the Fianna Fáil led government to take this appeal against my case and it was also wrong of the current government to continue with the case for a further six months.”
Should have a thread by itself.
 
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