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Elections

Longford Co. Council Corporate Services Department is responsible for the annual preparation and publication of the Longford County Council Register of Electors. In order to vote at an election or referendum, a person's name must be listed on the Register of Electors for the locality in which the elector is ordinarily resident. Every resident aged 18 and upwards is entitled to be on the Register. The register comes into force on 15th February and is used at each election and referendum held in the succeeding 12 months. Details on how to check the register or apply for inclusion are listed at: Register of Electors 

Voting at Presidential, Dáil, Seanad, European and Local elections is by secret ballot on the principle of proportional representation in multi seat constituencies (Ireland is a single constituency at a Presidential election), each voter having a single transferable vote.

Local Election Areas for Co. Longford.

AreaNo. MembersPopulation 2011Population per Member
Ballymahon613,2842,214
Granard612,5392,090
Longford613,1772,196
Total1839,000