NI Council Elections 2019

Council Elections 2019

UPDATE: Council Elections results for Crotlieve and The Mournes District Electoral Area in Local Council Elections 2019


Councillor Mark Gibbons (Independent)

Councillor Declan McAteer (SDLP)

Councillor Karen McKevitt (SDLP)

Councillor Gerry O’Hare (Sinn Féin)

Councillor Mickey Ruane (Sinn Féin)

Councillor Jarlath Tinnelly (Independent)

The Mournes

Willie Clarke (Sinn Féin)

Laura Devlin (SDLP)

Sean Doran (Sinn Féin)

Glyn Hanna (DUP)

Leeanne McEvoy (Sinn Féin)

Harold McKee (UUP)

Henry Reilly

The Council Elections in Northern Ireland take place tomorrow – Thursday 2 May 2019. 


Crotlieve Council Boundary

Blues Festival Warrenpoint 2019

The Candidates

Jim Boylan (Independent)

Michael Carr (SDLP)

Mark Gibbons (Independent)

Joshua Lowry (UUP)

Declan McAteer (SDLP)

Wilma McCullough (DUP)

Lorcán McGreevy (Alliance)

Karen McKevitt (SDLP)

Oksana McMahon (Sinn Féin)

Gerry O’Hare (Sinn Féin)

Mickey Ruane (Sinn Féin)

Jarlath Tinnelly (Independent)

Mary Tinnelly (Sinn Féin)


Willie Clarke (Sinn Féin)

Laura Devlin (SDLP)

Sean Doran (Sinn Féin)

Glyn Hanna (DUP)

Leeanne McEvoy (Sinn Féin)

Harold McKee (UUP)

Andrew McMurray (Alliance)

Brian Quinn (SDLP)

Henry Reilly (Independent)

What ID do I need to bring to vote?

  • A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part) (provisional accepted)
  • A UK, Irish  or EU passport
  • An Electoral Identity Card
  • A Translink Senior SmartPass 
  • A Translink 60+ SmartPass
  • A Translink War Disabled SmartPass
  • A Translink Blind Person’s SmartPass

What facilities are available to help voters with a disability vote at this election?

The following facilities are available at polling stations to assist voters with disabilities:

  • a polling booth with a shelf at a height suitable for people in wheelchairs
  • a polling booth with extra lighting
  • a large print version of the ballot paper
  • a device with Braille (known as a selector device) to help voters mark their ballot paper

If you want to use any of these items, please tell the staff at the polling station when they give you your ballot paper.

If you cannot mark the ballot paper yourself due to a disability, you can have it marked for you by a companion or by the person in charge of the polling station (the Presiding Officer).

You will need to tell the polling station staff that this is how you want to vote and why. If your companion is voting for you they will be asked to fill in a form. Your ballot paper will be marked and placed in the ballot box on your behalf.

Men's Shed Warrenpoint

What Polling Station do I vote at?

Council Elections 2019

The information of your polling station will be on your polling card. However if your are unsure, you can enter your postal code HERE to locate the correct polling station for your area.

How does the voting system work?

Single Transferable Vote (STV)
The Single Transferable Vote system is used to elect members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, European Parliament and Local Councils.
Multi-member constituencies are required for STV which means constituencies elect several representatives rather than just one.
Under STV, voters rank candidates in order of preference by marking 1, 2, 3 and so on next to the names of candidates on a ballot paper.
A voter can rank as many or as few candidates as they like or just vote for one candidate.
Each candidate needs a minimum number of votes to be elected. This number is calculated according to the number of seats and votes cast and is called a quota.
The first preference votes for each candidate are added up and any candidate who has achieved this quota is elected.
If a candidate has more votes than are needed to fill the quota, that candidate’s surplus votes are transferred to the remaining candidates.
Votes that would have gone to the winner instead go to the second preference listed on those ballot papers.
If candidates do not meet the quota, the candidate with the fewest first preference votes is eliminated and the second preference votes are transferred to other candidates. These processes are repeated until all the seats are filled.
Scroll to Top
Get the latest Stories & Stuff

Don't MISS a Thing in Co. Down!

Get notified about new articles