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Why Vote?

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Friday, May 3, 2019
dlr County
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Your Councillors develop the overall policy framework, debating and adopting a wide range of items before them including multimillion euro annual budgets, County Development Plans, major infrastructure and housing schemes, public realm projects, grants schemes, bye laws, as well as policy and procedure proposals to name just a few.

They represent you as the voter and their actions and decisions will undoubtedly have an impact on you and your local community, which is why it’s important to exercise your right to vote.

Each candidate in the election will have their main priorities and if elected they will have an influence on Council decisions. Have a look at the candidates in your local electoral area. Which of the prospective candidates from your electoral area share your views? They may become your representative in the Council Chamber for the next 5 years.

During every local election seats are won and lost on a handful of votes which is why your vote counts. For more information on Councillors and their role, who is a candidate in your area and the local election voting process please go to www.dlrcoco.ie/council-democracy.