West Wick­low to be a ‘no poster’ zone for elec­tions

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A MO­TION to make West Wick­low a poster-free zone dur­ing the up­com­ing Lo­cal Elec­tion cam­paign was passed by the Balt­in­glass Mu­nic­i­pal District mem­bers on Mon­day.

The six sit­ting coun­cil­lors voted in favour of the move which fol­lows sim­i­lar mo­tions passed in Ark­low and Wick­low towns.

While it is not legally bind­ing, it is hoped that prospec­tive can­di­dates will abide by the rule and Balt­in­glass Mu­nic­i­pal District of­fi­cials in­tend to write to each can­di­date who has del­cared their in­ten­tion to run for elec­tion to Wick­low County Coun­cil in the district.

‘We were all in agree­ment that it would be best to have Balt­in­glass Elec­toral Area as a poster-free district dur­ing the lo­cal elec­tions,’ said Cllr Gerry O’Neill.

‘While there is no mech­a­nism in place to en­force this rule, it is hoped that out of good­will and re­spect for the coun­cil’s de­ci­sion, that all can­di­dates will com­ply,’ he added.

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