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Elections and Voting

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Candidate Nomination Information:


Candidate Nomination period has now closed, please see our Advertising area to see a list of candidates running for the Local Elections 2024.


The Candidate Nominations period will be between 11th May and 18th May 2024.

Kildare County Council will operate a booking system for candidates to attend, by appointment, with nomination papers. Candidates should email to receive a booking link to make an appointment. 

In the meantime, candidates should familiarise themselves with the paperwork in advance of the nominations period.

A copy of the relevant nominations forms can be found below

Nomination Papers 2024

Statutory Declaration 2024 (Assentors)

Certificate of Political Affiliation

EP2A-Assentor Form (European Elections)

Candidate Guides

Candidates are strongly advised to read the Canvassing and Voter Registration Guide, produced by Kildare County Council. It aims to assist candidates while canvassing and can be used to inform electors.

Other guides that candidates are also advised to familarise themselves with are as follows 

Candidate Guidelines for Donations and Expenses

Candidate Guidelines for Donations and Expenses(Agents)

The booklet “How Members of Local Authorities are Elected” available in English and Irish, which gives details on candidate eligibility, the nomination process, the Poll and Count process, and information on expenditure and donations.

This is also available in 16 other languages.

The Electoral Commission has published a guide on disinformation. A copy of this publication can be accessed on  The Electoral Commissions Website

Candidates from a migrant background

For candidates with colleagues from a migrant background considering running for election, please note the toolkit from the Immigrant Council .

Candidates are also strongly advised to read the bookletHow Members of Local Authorities are Elected” which is available in 16 different languages.

Resources for Female Candidates.

There are a range of social enterprises active in supporting female political participation and candidacy including Women for Election and See Her Elected

Kildare County Council has applied for funding under a government grant scheme to promote political participation by women and people of diversity for the local elections.