Thursday July 2, 2020

Polling staff lose jobs over unstamped ballots

Investigation found that 57 staff were at fault

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

6th March, 2016

Four polling staff are set to lose their €500-a-day jobs for failing to stamp ballot papers.

There were 108 ballot papers in the Dublin Bay North constituency which were not stamped with the official mark, which automatically meant they were invalid.

This led to strong complaints from candidates in the constituency such as independent TD Tommy Broughan, who was elected, and Senator Averil Power, who was not. The two were separated by around 40 votes...

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