Details Of Nomination Process For Candidates In Upcoming Local Elections

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KERRY County Council has today published details of the nomination process for candidates for the local authority elections which will take place on 24 May 2019.

Nomination papers will be available from Thursday, April 11 from the Corporate Services Office (Room 223) at County Buildings for the elections in the six electoral areas in the county, Killarney, Kenmare, Castleisland, An Daingean, Listowel and Tralee.

Nominations can be submitted to the Returning Officer, Mr Martin O’Donoghue, from 10am on Saturday, April 27 to 12 noon on the final date for the receipt of nominations, Saturday,  May 4.

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 local government elector in the local electoral area for which he/she proposes to nominate the candidate.

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

Non-party candidates must, before the latest time for receiving nominations, either:

· secure 15 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by local government electors registered in the relevant local electoral area, or

· make a deposit of €100 (deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf).

The Returning Officer is obliged by statute to attend his office to receive nominations between 10am and 12 noon and between 2pm and 5pm on May 3 and between 10am and 12 noon on May 4.

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