A south Donegal councillor says he is ‘concerned’ by the amount of confusion from voters in his area about who they can or cannot vote for.
The current Cathaoirleach and County Councillor from the Donegal Town Municipal area, Micheal Naughton, said he has been inundated with calls from associates and friends in South Donegal about the voting procedure.
Speaking on Monday, Cllr Naughton, who is one of four Fianna Fáil candidates contesting the local elections, said clarification was required before the voting begins this coming Friday, May 24.
Commenting, Cllr Micheal Naughton said: “My phone is hopping with people from all across this constituency in South West Donegal, asking me why they can’t vote for me.
This has concerned me and I would like to highlight to the voters in every area from Bundoran right through to Glencolumbkille that they are entitled to vote in whatever capacity for whoever they wish regardless of how many candidates are running for whatever party, a person may vote for any candidate on the ballot paper that they wish to support.
“We all have a right to vote from the age of 18 and I hope that everyone who has a vote uses it on May 24th”. says Cllr Micheal Naughton
“Since joining Donegal County Council in 2017, I have tried to the best of my ability to serve all of my constituents from Bundoran right through to Glencolumbkille, anyone who sought my help got my full support in pursuing a positive outcome to their needs.
“I would greatly appreciate your number one vote on Friday in order for me to continue to serve you and to assure you that all issues affecting you will continue to be my priority.”