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Local electoral boundaries shaken up ahead of council elections

Fri, Jun 15, 2018

The redrawn local election map for Mayo

The demarcation lines for local elections in Mayo are set to be changed substantially ahead of next year's local elections, potentially opening up new election opportunities for candidates in certain areas.

The Local Electoral Boundary Committee's report published this week recommends that Mayo be split into six local electoral areas, to be formed around the towns of Ballina, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Swinford and Westport.

These changes see a return to the more natural electoral boundaries that existed prior to the last boundary change ahead of the 2014 local elections, which saw the elimination of town councils and the redrawing of the map in Mayo - splitting it into four different municipal districts.


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