Independents and FG come on strong

With 24 candidates, Wicklow had more names on the ballot paper than any of the country’s other 42 constituencies.

26th February, 2011

With 24 candidates, Wicklow had more names on the ballot paper than any of the country’s other 42 constituencies.

Having such a high number of candidates means a low quota for the five-seater constituency.

Also, two columns of names on the ballot paper caused some confusion, with count centre sources reporting a high number of spoiled votes.

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