Elections 2019: 1,027 more votes cast in Longford municipal district than in 2014 but turnout falls by 5%

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Elections 2019:  1,027 more votes cast in Longford municipal district than in 2014 but turnout falls by 5%

Elections 2019: 1,027 more votes cast in Longford municipal district than in 2014 but turnout falls by 5%

Despite the fact that 1,027 more votes were cast in the Longford Municipal District than there were in the 2014 local elections, voter turnout in Longford MD was down considerably on the 60.19% turnout five years ago.

Just 6,813 voters or 55.14% of the 12,356 people on the electoral register came out on Friday and used their vote. 

In 2014, the turnout was 60.19%, or 5,786 people of the 9,612 electorate cast their vote. 

The figure for the total electorate increased by 2,753 on five years ago. 

How a quota is determined
When the papers have been counted and sorted, the quota is calculated by dividing the Total Valid Poll by one more than the number of seats to be filled, ignoring any remainder and then adding 1 vote

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Longford Municipal District 2019

7 seats
16 candidates
Electorate 12,356
Ballot Papers 6,813
Valid Poll 6,701
Invalid Ballot Papers 112
Quota 838

Longford Municipal District 2014

6 Seats
12 Candidates
Electorate 9,612
Ballot Papers 5,786
Valid Poll 5,708
Invalid Ballot Papers 76
Quota 816

Also read: Low voter turnout in Longford municipal district as just over half the electorate has its say