Three-box con­fu­sion sorted out in the end

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

THE ALL PARTY TALLY in Wick­low/East Car­low proved quite a suc­cess last week and while there were some dis­crep­an­cies be­tween the tally and the fi­nal first count fig­ure much of this can be at­trib­uted to the fact that some three boxes were not tal­lied cor­rectly.

With 98.53 per cent of the votes tal­lied, some 201 boxes out of the to­tal of 204, the tally was within a 50 to 100 votes of each can­di­date more or less.

Poll top­per Andrew Doyle re­ceived 9,800 votes in the tally but when the fi­nal first count re­sult was in he had 10,035 votes.

The low­est tally vote share went to Kevin Car­roll with 71 votes while he polled 74 votes in the fi­nal count.

How­ever, the tally was spot on with In­de­pen­dent Thomas Clarke who took 103 votes in the tally and in re­al­ity. Jim Tal­lon's vote was also spot on in the tally and the vote with a to­tal of 166 first pref­er­ence votes.

One of the big­gest dis­crep­ancy was seen in the vote of Pat Ka­vanagh of Fis Nua and Conal Ka­vanagh of Labour which is due no doubt to hav­ing the same sur­name and ap­pear­ing to­gether on the bal­lot pa­per. The tally had Pat Ka­vanagh at 403 votes how­ever re­al­ity was some­what dif­fer­ent and she polled 291 votes. Conal Ka­vanagh was 2,986 votes in the tally but polled 3,231 first pref­er­ence votes.

There were also dis­crep­an­cies in the vote of Pat Fitzger­ald (a tally of 3,301 to an ac­tual vote of 3,576), John Brady (a tally of 6,883 to an ac­tual vote of 7,089), Stephen Don­nelly (a tally of 6,202 to an ac­tual vote of 6,530) Si­mon Har­ris (a tally of 8,580 to an ac­tual vote of 8,726) and Billy Tim­mins (a tally of 8,833 to an ac­tual vote of 9,165).

Poll top­per Andrew Doyle with his mother Mau­reen.

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