Local Elections Regulations, 1995

Local Elections Regulations, 1995

Louth County Council

Notice of Election

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has made an order approving Friday 24th May, 2019 as the Polling Day for the Local Elections. Article 11 of the above Regulations provides therefore for a Notice of Election to be issued for the elections to Louth County Council.
The election of members is for each of the Local Electoral Areas of Ardee, Drogheda Urban, Drogheda Rural, Dundalk – Carlingford and Dundalk South.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the address below during the usual office hours. (9.00am to 5.00pm) and at www. louthcoco.ie/en/local-and-european-elections-2019
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 of the local authority 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 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 15 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by local government electors registered in the relevant local electoral area (forms available from me or the registration authority), or
  • Make a deposit of €100 (deposit may also be made on the candidates behalf).

The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on the 4th day of May 2019

Completed nomination papers must be delivered to me in person by the candidate or his/her proposer at any time when I am at my office. I am required by law to attend to receive nominations between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon on April 27th and from April 29th to May 3rd between the hours of 10.00 a.m and 12 noon and 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. and between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon on the 4th day of May 2019.
If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 24th day of May, 2019 between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.

Joe McGuinness
Returning Officer
Address: Louth County Council
County Hall
Date: 5th day of April 2019