The Polling scheme for the Dublin Bay South Bye-Election has been updated to show the turnout for each polling place. This can be viewed by clicking on the link below. The polling scheme lists each polling place which will be used in the Bye-Election and which portions of the electoral register are assigned to each polling place in addition to showing the turnout.
For voters with impaired vision there will be a ballot paper template available for use in each polling station. Details of the candidates corresponding to each position on the template is available by calling the freephone number 1800 44 66 88. The text of the freephone message is available by clicking the relevant link below.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF POLLING PLACES
Please note that there are two changes to polling places in the Constituency of Dublin Bay South
|St Enda’s National School
|changed to||Carmelite Community Centre
56 Aungier Street
|Educate Together School
|changed to||Hall 8C
Dublin Bay South Bye-Election
Following the moving of the writ in Dáil Éireann, Mr. Darragh O’Brien, T.D., Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage has made an order today (16 June 2021) appointing Thursday, 8 July 2021 as the polling day for the Dublin Bay South bye-election. Polling will take place between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.30 p.m.
To stand for election to Dáil Éireann, a person must be a citizen of Ireland and at least 21 years of age by polling day. A person may nominate himself or herself as a candidate or, with his or her consent, may be nominated by a person who is registered as an elector in the constituency concerned. A candidate not in possession of a certificate of political affiliation (confirmation that a person is a candidate of a political party registered in the register of political parties) must have their nomination completed using either of the following options: (i) by way of assents, requiring the completion of statutory declarations by 30 assentors registered in the relevant Dáil constituency, or (ii) by way of the candidate, or someone on his or her behalf, lodging a deposit of €500 with the returning officer. The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on Thursday 24 June 2021. Candidates may withdraw their nominations up to 12 noon on Friday 25 June 2021.
Every Irish and British citizen included in the register of electors in the Dublin Bay South constituency may vote at the bye-election. The electorate is 72,302.
For inclusion in the supplement to the register, a person can apply online at www.voter.ie or complete the relevant application form (RFA2), which can be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie or can be obtained from Dublin City Council. Application forms will need to be received by Dublin City Council not later than Monday, 21 June 2021. For those seeking inclusion in the supplement to the postal and special voters lists, the relevant application forms (PVS1 or SVS1) can also be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie. These application forms will need to be received by Dublin City Council not later than Friday, 18 June 2021.
Minister O’Brien welcomes the arrangements being put in place by the returning officer to ensure that the bye-election will be held in accordance with Covid-19 public health advice. The key measures that will be in place are: sanitisers will be available at all polling stations; voters will be asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing when they are in the polling station; the polling station will be sanitised at
regular intervals; and a perspex screen will be set up at each presiding officer’s desk. Voters will also be asked to bring their own pen or pencil to mark the ballot paper, but pencils will also be available at the polling station if required by a voter. In addition, Minister O’Brien is extending polling hours to the maximum available to further assist Covid-19 arrangements in polling stations. Polling stations will therefore be open from 7a.m. to 10.30p.m on polling day.
NOTICE OF POLL
BYE ELECTION 2021
CONSTITUENCY OF DUBLIN BAY SOUTH
Take Notice that, pursuant to a writ issued to me by the Clerk of Dáil Éireann, I will take a poll on 8th July, 2021, between the hours of 07:00am and 10:30pm to elect one member of Dáil Éireann for this constituency.
The names and descriptions of the candidates standing nominated and of their proposers (if any), and the order in which they will appear on the ballot paper, are set out hereunder.
|BACIK||THE LABOUR PARTY|
(Ivana Bacik, of 21 Carlisle Street, Portobello, Dublin 8
|BARRETT||THE NATIONAL PARTY|
(Justin Barrett, of Springtown, Granard, County Longford.
(Lynn Boylan, of Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
|BYRNE||GREEN PARTY/COMHAONTAS GLAS|
(Claire Byrne, of City Hall, Dublin 2
Dublin City Councillor)
(Dolores Cahill, of 76 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
(Deirdre Conroy, of 113 The Maples, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14
Architectural Historian/City Councillor)
(Peter Dooley, of 174 Lower Kimmage Road, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W.
(Sarah Durcan, of 37 Castlegate, Castle Street, Dublin 2
Global Operations Director)
(Mannix Flynn, of 4 St Kevin's Parade, Dublin 8
(James Geoghegan, of City Hall, Dublin 2.
(Jacqui Gilbourne, of 19 Synge Street, Portobello, Dublin 8
(John Dominic Keigher, of 13 Garville Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
(Colm O'Keeffe, of 264 Orwell Park Glade, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
|PURCELL||SOLIDARITY - PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT|
(Brigid Purcell, of 5 Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4.
(Mairead Toibin, of 4 Winsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
Returning Officer: Joseph Burke
Date: 25th June 2021
DUBLIN BAY SOUTH BYE-ELECTION PUBLIC INFORMATION DOCUMENT
This is the first time an election has been held during a pandemic and we must adhere to Public Health Guidance in order to keep the public and all election staff safe.
While there may be unique control measures in some Polling Places, the following common controls and advice will be in place for all locations:-
- If you have any of the symptoms of covid do not go to the polling place to vote, seek appropriate advice from your GP or the HSE
- If you are self isolating or awaiting the results of a covid test do not go to the polling place to vote
- Plan your voting for a quieter period
- Bring a face covering or mask as they will be needed inside the building
- Bring your own pen or pencil for marking the ballot paper
- Follow the guidance of the staff member at the entrance, during busy periods they may need to manage a queue and we would appreciate your cooperation and patience if this happens
- Sanitise your hands using the sanitiser provided as soon as you enter the building
- Follow any directional signs inside the building and please adhere to the social distancing markers
- At the polling station, there will be a protective screen for the protection of the staff and they will be wearing masks, you must present your photo ID by holding it up to the protective screen. If requested you may remove your mask to confirm your identity, please replace your mask immediately
- If you do not have a pen or pencil, the polling staff will provide you with a new pencil. There is no need to return the pencil to the polling staff
- Please do not linger inside the building to chat to friends or neighbours
- Once you have voted, place your voting paper in the ballot box and exit the building as per the directional signs and the directions provided by the staff
To support the public health measures, there are many controls in place, the following are examples of some of the measures in place:-
- Polling booths are sanitised before delivery to the polling station and again after they have been erected.
- The Polling places will be cleaned and sanitised every 2 ½ hours.
- A Covid 19 Management Plan has been prepared and implemented to ensure compliance with Public Health Advice for the management of the election as safe as is practicable.
Mr Darragh O’Brien T.D., Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage has today (25 June) made an order to provide a postal vote to electors who, because of a public health reason relating to Covid-19, cannot vote in person at the bye-election in Dublin Bay South on 8 July 2021. The making of the order means that an eligible person may apply to Dublin City Council to be entered on the supplement to the postal voters list on or before Friday 2 July 2021.
The order made by the Minister will assist electors who may be required to self-isolate or restrict their movements on foot of public health advice or may be required, by law, to quarantine, by allowing such electors to apply for inclusion in the supplement to the postal voters list for the bye-election.
Minister O’Brien also welcomes the arrangements being put in place by the returning officer to ensure that the bye-election will be held in accordance with Covid-19 public health advice. The key measures that will be in place are: sanitisers will be available at all polling stations; voters will be asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing when they are in the polling station; the polling station will be sanitised at regular intervals; and a perspex screen will be set up at each presiding officer’s desk. Voters will also be asked to bring their own pen or pencil to mark the ballot paper, but pencils will also be available at the polling station if required by a voter. Further details are available at www.dublincityreturningofficer.com . In addition, Minister O’Brien has extended polling hours to the maximum available to further assist Covid-19 arrangements in polling stations. Polling stations will therefore be open from 7a.m. to 10.30p.m on polling day.
Dublin City Count Centre – Dublin Bay South Bye-Election 2021
Hall 8C, Simmonscourt Pavillion, RDS, Dublin 4
Friday 09th July 2021
Issued on behalf of the Dublin City Returning Officer Mr Joseph Burke
Constituencies being counted at the Dublin City Count Centre:
· Dublin Bay South
- The count will be run in accordance with current public health guidelines
- Access to the RDS will be restricted to election staff, candidates, their agents and media
- Face masks will be mandatory inside the count centre
- Social distancing will be mandatory inside the count centre
- We will require a copy of your Covid 19 management plan by close of business on the 30th of June 2021 for our review, any queries raised regarding the plan must be answered by close of business on the 1st of July 2021.
On Count Day, Friday 09th July, there will be a designated entrance and area for pre registered media at the Count Centre.
Media ID and confirmation receipt of registration MUST be presented to secure admission. The Media entrance will open at 8.30am, 30 minutes before the count commences.
Arrangements for Media at the Dublin City Count Centre at Hall 8C Simmonscourt
Desks and chairs will be available in a socially distant configuration for media and will be allocated on registration.
Electricity will be supplied to the media area but it’s essential you bring extension cables, plugboards etc if you believe you will need them.
If phone or ISDN lines are required they should be booked in advance: Contact Ablecom on 01 2963738 (Free Wifi is available, but is suitable for light use only.)
Advance Set Up arrangements – for OB units etc:
OB units must be positioned in consultation with the RDS. Contact info available on request. Cables must not obstruct doors to the count hall in any way as the Count Centre must be securely closed and sealed.
Broadcast platforms can only be constructed in consultation with the organisers. A site visit can be arranged by request. Platforms must be completed by 2pm on Thursday the 8th of July 2021.
Results will be announced in the Dublin City Count Centre by the Returning Officer Mr Joseph Burke.
CONSTITUENCY OF DUBLIN BAY SOUTH
Pursuant to a writ issued to me by the Clerk of Dáil Éireann I am about to proceed to the election of one member of the Dáil for this constituency.
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 Dáil elector in the constituency.
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 30 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by Dáil electors registered in the constituency (forms available from me or the registration authority), or
- make a deposit of €500 (deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf).
Details of these requirements are set out in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2007.
The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on the 24th day of June, 2021.
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 the 19th day of June, 2021 until 12 noon on 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 the 19th day of June, 2021 and between 10am and 12 noon on the 24th day of June, 2021.
If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 8th day of July, 2021 between the hours of 7am and 10.30pm.
Address 54 Fitzwilliam Square North,
Date 16th June 2021
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