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Super Friday People Power Comes To Ireland

 

Updated : Jun 5, 2009

The nation goes to the polls today – dubbed “Super Friday” – to elect two TDs, 12 MEPs and 1,627 councillors.

The results could have far-reaching implications for local and central government as well as for Irish influence in the European Parliament.

There will be two ballot boxes in all polling stations except for Dublin Central and Dublin South, where there will be an extra one for the by-elections.

A total of 44 candidates, including 11 outgoing MEPs, are competing for 12 European Parliament seats across the country.

Fianna Fáil is running eight candidates compared with Fine Gael’s seven; Labour four, Sinn Féin five, Libertas three, the Green Party two and the Socialist Party one. There are also 14 Independent candidates.

In the local elections, a total of 1,627 councillors will be elected to 114 local authorities.

Hundreds of people such as soldiers or diplomats serving abroad will use postal votes as well as many people with disabilities or residents of nursing homes.

Voters may be asked for ID at polling stations such as a passport, a driving licence or work ID.

Posters and canvassing will be banned from within 50 metres of the entrance to the polling stations.

When the polls close, the ballot boxes will be secured and taken to designated local counting centres.

Returning officers will open boxes at 9am on Saturday and begin sorting the votes.

Counting of the local election and by-election votes will begin immediately, while the European Parliament counting starts at 9am on Sunday.

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