Draft Polling Scheme
Enclosed is a copy of my submission to the public consultation process.
Cllr. Brian Dennehy
As a public representative elected to Fingal County Council and residing in the town of Rush I wish to make the following submission on behalf of both myself and the residents of Rush and in particular the residents of the Whitestown Road, Spout Road and Carty’s Lane, Rush any of whom I have spoke to in recent weeks about the frustration of the Polling Station where they are mandated to vote which is currently in Lusk.
An anomaly has arisen between the Rush and Lusk register of electors which I assume is an oversight that can be easily addressed and overturned. Currently Rush residents in the area’s outlined are in the Lusk AL register of electors and are mandated to vote in the Lusk Polling station in Lusk National School which is on average of 4.3 to 4.5 km from their homes.
The registered voters are living and average of 1.5km to the Rush polling station in Rush National school and very much within walking distance of the local polling station as against the one they are mandated to vote at which is at the far side of the neighbouring town.
I am calling on changes to the polling station from Lusk to their hometown of Rush for voters on the current register numbers 1749 to 1764 on the Spout Road, Rush as well 2441 to 2470 Whitestown, Rush in addition to any other voters registered in the area outlined in the meantime since the most recent register was published.
I would also ask that the voters outlined be moved to the register that is more natural to them i.e Rush 1 AT. and removed from the Lusk Register.
In order to maintain and promote the democratic systems we currently are afforded in our country I see this as a very valid and proper request so as to encourage as many voters we have registered to vote where possible and not have an undue burden placed on them as this anomaly has created on the residents of the area’s outlined as they go about their civic duty and responsibility our state has placed on them.
Cllr. Brian Dennehy