logo
Home > Our Services > Your Council > Council news

Freephone for Voters With Impaired Vision

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 will be available by ringing our freephone number 1800 326 751.

The text of the freephone message is as follows:

This message sets out the candidates for the General (Dáil) Election 2020 for the constituency of Longford-Westmeath on the 8th February 2020 in the order in which they appear on the ballot paper. If you wish to hear this information in the English language, press ‘1’ now. If you wish to hear this information in the Irish language, press ‘2’ now.

If you are a vision impaired voter wishing to vote in secret, ask the Presiding Officer at your polling station to attach a ballot paper template to your ballot paper. Raised numbering and braille on the template guides you to the relevant openings that correspond to the candidates on the ballot paper.

The candidate corresponding to Number 1 on the ballot paper template is BURKE - FINE GAEL. Peter Burke of Clonmore, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 2 on the ballot paper template is CARRIGY – FINE GAEL. Micheál Carrigy of Ballinalee Post Office, Ballinalee, Co Longford. Postmaster & Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 3 on the ballot paper template is CLARKE – SINN FÉIN. Sorca Clarke of 65 Ardleigh Vale, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Carer & Accountant.

The candidate corresponding to Number 4 on the ballot paper template is FLAHERTY – FIANNA FÁIL. Joe Flaherty of 7 The Willows, Clonbalt Woods, Co Longford. Managing Director.

The candidate corresponding to Number 5 on the ballot paper template is HEAVIN – GREEN PARTY/COMHAONTAS GLAS. Louise Heavin of 42 Beechpark, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Architect & County Councillor.

The candidate corresponding to Number 6 on the ballot paper template is JACKSON – NON-PARTY. Donal Jackson of 5 Retreat Mews, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Company Director.

The candidate corresponding to Number 7 on the ballot paper template is KAVANAGH – NON-PARTY. Anna Kavanagh of Corracorkey, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. Retired Teacher.

The candidate corresponding to Number 8 on the ballot paper template is KILBRIDE – NON-PARTY. Frank Kilbride of Aughakilmore, Ballinalee, Co Longford. Businessman.

The candidate corresponding to Number 9 on the ballot paper template is MANGAN – THE LABOUR PARTY. Alan Budda Mangan of Adamstown, Castletown Geoghegan, Co Westmeath. HSE Community Alcohol & Drug Service Employee.

The candidate corresponding to Number 10 on the ballot paper template is MCFADDEN – FINE GAEL. Gab McFadden of Newtownflood, Crannagh, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Full Time Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 11 on the ballot paper template is MORAN – NON-PARTY. Kevin Boxer Moran of Cornamagh, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 12 on the ballot paper template is PARKER – SOLIDARITY-PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT. Dom Parker of 68 Auburn Heights, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Unemployed.

The candidate corresponding to Number 13 on the ballot paper template is REYNOLDS – THE NATIONAL PARTY/ AN PÁIRTÍ NÁISIÚNTA. James Reynolds of Laughill, Coolarty, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. Farmer.

The candidate corresponding to Number 14 on the ballot paper template is SMYTH – SOLIDARITY-PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT. Barbara Smyth of 3 Railway Court, Newtownforbes, Co Longford. Community Worker.

The candidate corresponding to Number 15 on the ballot paper template is TROY – FIANNA FÁIL. Robert Troy of Main Street, Ballynacargy, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Public Representative.

Write ‘1’ in the opening on the template that corresponds to the candidate of your first choice; write ‘2’ in the opening that corresponds to the candidate of your second choice, and so on.

You can familiarise yourself with the candidates on the ballot paper by contacting this number as often as you wish in advance of polling day. You can also use your mobile phone in the polling station centre on polling day to access this information.

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 04/02/2020