Vote transfer facility

VOTERS with a physical illness or disability who have difficulty gaining access to their local polling station can apply to have their vote transferred to a more accessible station in their constituency.

VOTERS with a physical illness or disability who have difficulty gaining access to their local polling station can apply to have their vote transferred to a more accessible station in their constituency.

Registered voters are entitled to vote in the upcoming presidential election and referendums on judges’ pay and Oireachtas Committees on Thursday, October 27.

This facility is intended to help voters who find access to their local polling station difficult because of the situation or because of the design of the building.

In order to avail of the facility, eligbile voters should apply in writing to Co Louth’s returning officer, Mairead Ahern, by Thursday, October 20.

A special application form is not necessary. The letter should be addressed to Louth Returning Officer Mairead Ahern, Court House, Market Square, Dundalk, Co Louth. For further information email maireadahern@courts.ie.

There are seven presidential canidates running in the 2011 election including Michael D. Higgins, Martin McGuinness, Sean Gallagher, Mary Davis, Gay Mitchell, Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris.

The president is elected for a term of seven years and may not serve more than two terms. Ireland’s current President Mary McAleese commenced her second term as President on November 11, 2004.

Voters in Dublin West will also vote to fill the late former Finance Minister Brian Leninhan’s seat on October 27.