Street naming vote for 1916 signatory

Plebiscite

Street naming vote for 1916 signatory
By PJ Leddy editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

A plebiscite will take place in Manorhamilton Thursday, April 21 for the electors of Main Street who will be asked to vote for or against a proposal to rename Lower Main Street as Sráid Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada.

Only persons that are on the Live Register on February 1st this year or the Supplement to the Register of Electors prepared for the General Election held on Friday, February 26 with an address at Main Street Manorhamilton are eligible to vote in the plebiscite.

There is no differentiation on the Register of Electors for Main Street and Lower Main Street and in this regard all registered voters are eligible to vote who are listed with a Main Street Manorhamilton address.

There are 72 electors registered and it will have to be the majority of those eligible voters to vote in favour of the proposal in order for the proposal to be carried.

Letters from the Leitrim County Council have been posted to those persons eligible to vote outlining the details and arrangements if they wish to vote in the plebiscite. The plebiscite polling day is on Thursday April 21 from 1.30pm to 7pm and the venue is the Bee Park Community Centre.

Eligible voters

Eligible voters will need to present on Polling Day with their letter and a valid current form of ID – Passport, Drivers’ License or Social Services Card (with a photograph) and they will then be issued with a ballot paper.

The ballot paper’s will ask the voter– ‘As a qualified elector, you are requested to indicate whether you consent to the proposed change’ – and they will be asked to indicate yes or no.

Leitrim County Council staff members Ms. Sinead Flynn and Ms. Paula Farrell will be in attendance for the conduction of the plebiscite and Ms. Mary Quinn will perform the role of Returning Officer to count the votes and declare the result of the plebiscite.

If the proposal is carried by the majority of the eligible voters Leitrim County Council will make the necessary arrangements for the erection of the new Sráid Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada signs on Lower Main Street as soon as possible after April 27.