Local Authority: BIRR TOWN COUNCIL
An election of members for the above-mentioned local authority is about to be held.
Nomination papers may be obtained from the address below during the usual office hours.
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 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 Offaly County Council, the registration authority), or
· make a deposit of €50 (deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf).
Details of these requirements are set out in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009.
The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on Saturday the 16th day of May 2009
Completed nomination papers may be delivered to me in person by the candidate or his/her proposer at any time when I am at my office, from 10am on Saturday 9th day of May, 2009 until 12 noon on Saturday the 16th day of May, 2009, the last day for receiving nominations.
I am required by law to attend to receive nominations between 10am and 12 noon and between 2pm and 5pm on Friday the 15th day of May, 2009 and between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday the 16th day of May, 2009.
If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 5th day of June, 2009 between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.
Mary Gaughran, Returning Officer
Address: Birr Town Council
Date: 29th April 2009