Candidate seeks investigation into incorrectly stamped ballot papers

A candidate who contested the recent local elections in the Donegal Electoral Area is asking whether an investigation has taken place into the fact that approximately 70 ballot papers could not be counted because they were not properly stamped.

Diarmuid Doherty says it's a serious situation, which needs to be addressed, as people's votes were not counted in the election through no fault of their own.

On today's Nine til Noon Show, he said he's still waiting for answers............

 

In a statement issued this afternoon, Donegal County Council say the total number of ballot papers recorded as placed in Polling Station Ballot Boxes in the Donegal Local Electoral Area was 14,318 and the number of papers deemed invalid for want of official mark was 18.