Organisation : Department of the Environment
Facility : Application for Correction of Details In Draft Register Of Electors
Country : Ireland
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Application for Correction of Details In Draft Register Of Electors : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/92-RFA1_English_Form.pdf
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1. Any person may claim to have a correction made in the Draft Register of Electors.
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2. Claims for corrections in the Draft Register should be sent to the County or City Council concerned on or before 25th November.
3. In any case where a correction is requested because of a change of address, both the former and current addresses should be indicated.
4. A list of claims for corrections in the draft register is published on 30th November. The claims will be considered and decided on by the county registrar. He/she may require any person to give any information required for the consideration of a claim. The county registrar may arrange a hearing in relation to a claim and, if necessary, will give the claimant and any other interested persons notice of the time and place for the hearing. Any person interested in the claim is entitled to attend and give evidence or be represented at the hearing. The county registrar may require that any evidence tendered at the hearing is given on oath. The claimant and other persons interested will be notified of the county registrar’s decision on a claim.
5. It is an offence to fail to give the registration authority or county registrar any information required for the purposes of their duties or to give false information.
6. Two versions of the register
Since 2004, registration authorities are required to publish two versions of the register – the full register and the edited register. The full register lists everyone who is entitled to vote and can only be used for an electoral or other statutory purpose.
The edited register contains the names and addresses of persons whose details can be used for a purpose other than an electoral or other statutory purpose e.g. for direct marketing use by a commercial or other organisation. If you do not want your details to be included on the edited register, you should tick (v) the opt out box . If you want your registration details to be included (i.e. available for non-statutory uses), you should leave the opt out box blank.
Detailed surplus calculations :
All the votes in the last parcel of votes received by the elected candidate are sorted into sub-parcels according to the next available preferences, setting aside those that do not transfer to any candidate. The total number of transferable papers is calculated. The manner in which the surplus is then distributed depends on whether
** the number of transferable papers is greater than the surplus (this is usually the case in the early stages of a count);
** the number of transferable papers is equal to the surplus (this happens infrequently), and
** the number of transferable papers is less than the surplus (this is usually the case in the later stages of a count).
** Where the number of transferable papers is greater than the surplus, only a proportion of them can be included in the surplus distribution.
** This proportion is calculated by working out the ratio of the surplus to the total number of transferable papers and applying that ratio consecutively to the total number of next preferences for each candidate still in the running.
** This calculation gives the number of next preferences for each candidate that should be included in the surplus distribution.
** The resultant number of next preferences for each continuing candidate to be transferred as part of the surplus distribution is taken from the top of his/her sub-parcel of next preferences made up from the last parcel of votes received by the elected candidate.
** As an example, if candidate A was 6 votes short of the quota and then got 10 votes in a particular count, he/she would have a surplus of 4 votes.
** The 10 votes that got him/her elected are examined and 8 are found to be transferable, viz. 6 to candidate C and 2 to candidate D.
** The ratio of the surplus of 4 votes to the 8 transferable papers in A’s last parcel of votes is 0.5.
** This ratio is applied to the sub-parcels of next preferences for candidates C and D.
** Thus, the votes transferred in the distribution of A’s surplus of 4 votes are the top 3 votes in the sub-parcel of next preferences for candidate C, togetherwith the top vote in the sub-parcel of next preferences for candidate D.
** In this situation, the quota of votes retained by the elected candidate following the surplus distribution comprises all the papers credited to him/her up to the count immediately before he/she was elected, and – from the last parcel of votes that brought him/her over the quota – all the non-transferable papers and the transferable papers that were not actually transferred in the surplus distribution.
** The non-transferable papers retained by the elected candidate are regarded as “effective” because they form part of the quota of votes held by him/her.
** Where the total number of transferable papers is equal to the surplus, all the transferable papers are included in the surplus distribution.
** In this situation, the quota of votes retained by the elected candidate whose surplus is being distributed is made up entirely of non-transferable votes.
** Where the total number of transferable papers is less than the surplus, all the transferable papers are included in the surplus distribution.
** As the transfer of these papers leaves the elected candidate with more than a quota of votes, that number of non-transferable votes equal to the difference between the number of transferable papers and the surplus is removed from him/her.
** The papers concerned are designated as “non-transferable papers not effective” because they are no longer credited to any candidate.
** The quota of votes retained by the elected candidate for the duration of the count is made up entirely of “effective” non-transferable votes.
Exclusion of lowest candidate(s) :
** If there is no surplus available or the distribution of a surplus is prohibited, the lowest candidate(s) is/are excluded and his/her/their votes distributed.
** The two or more lowest candidates must be excluded together where it is clear that they will be excluded in turn in any event or where it is clear that they will not qualify to recoup their election expenses or deposit (if applicable) i.e. where the sum of their votes, plus any available surplus(es), is less than the number of votes credited to the next lowest candidate.
** Where this rule does not apply, the lowest candidate only is excluded.
** All transferable votes of the excluded candidate(s) are distributed to candidates still in the running in accordance with the next available preferences shown on them. All non-transferable papers of the excluded candidate(s) are set aside and designated as “non-transferable papers not effective” because they are no longer credited to any candidate.
** Any candidate reaching or exceeding the quota following this distribution of votes is deemed elected.
** See section VIII for further elaboration of the rules for excluding the two or more lowest candidates together.