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Local Elections 2014


Local Election Results 2014


Donegal County Council published election count data live as results were announced.  This data can be found here


Final Election Results are available below for each Electoral Area (EA)


Donegal EA Counts 11 - 20
Glenties EA Counts 1 - 10  
Inishowen EA Counts 1 - 10 Counts 11 - 20
Letterkenny EA Counts 1 - 10 Counts 11 - 20
Stranorlar EA Counts 1 - 10   



Election 2014 Map Gallery


Visit Donegal County Council’s Election 2014 Map Gallery to view:





Other Information:



Registering to vote and the Electoral Register


Nomination of Canditates


Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure


Disclosure of Donations & Expenditure - Candidate Returns - Local Election 2014


Election Posters




Nomination of Candidates


A nomination paper is completed by candidate and a certificate of political affiliation attached, If a candidate is standing for election for a registered Political Party. 


If the candidate is standing as an independent candidate they must pay a deposit of €100 (in cash or Bank Draft) or 15 Assentors (registered as local government electors in the relevant electoral area) must complete statutory declarations


These declarations must be witnessed by a Commission for Oaths, a Peace Commissioner, a Notary Public, a member of the Garda Siochana or an official of the Registration Authority (Donegal County Council).


A candidate may nominate him/herself or may be nominated by a proposer.  The proposer must be registered as a local government elector in the local electoral area of the local electoral area in which the proposed candidate intends to run.


Local Election 2014 Nomination Form (English)

Local Elections 2014 Nomination Form (Irish)

Statutory Declaration Form Assentors (English)

Statutory Declaration Assentors Local Election 2014 (Irish)


If a candidate wishes to have his or her photograph included on the ballot paper, they must provide with the nomination paper:


  • A photograph in digitised format (Jpeg) on a CD (passport size – 35mm x 45mm); AND
  • Two identical printed copies of the photograph.


The photograph must be taken not more than 12 months prior to polling day and must be of good quality, in colour and taken to a professional standard, showing the candidate’s full face, head and shoulders only, on a light background (any colour).




Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure


The Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999 (“the Act”), provides for an expenditure and donations disclosure regime at local elections. 


These guidelines are concerned with the statutory obligations for candidates and are issued pursuant to section 18(6)(a) of the Act.  Election spending incurred between Tuesday, 25th March and polling day, on Friday, 23rd May, must be included on a declaration made by candidates and political parties within 90 days of polling day.


The maximum spending limits for candidates in County Donegal at the 2014 local elections are as follows:


Donegal Electoral Area


Glenties Electoral Area


Inishowen Electoral Area


Letterkenny Electoral Area


Stranorlar Electoral Area



Donations and Expenses Guidelines for Candidates


Disclosure of Donations Guidelines National Agents, Designated Persons



Election Posters


Candidates can only erect posters from 23rd April 2014, which is 30 days before the polling date.  There is a requirement for candidates to remove all posters within 7 days of the poll.


Election Posters FAQ






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