Election of Local Representatives
Schedule 4 of the Grangegorman Development Agency Act sets out the method by which representatives of the local community will be elected to the Board and the Consultative Body of the Agency. The Community have one position on the Board and two on the Consultative Group. The election process can be summarised as follows;
- Local residents groups and community groups register with the Agency as an interested party
- People from these groups put themselves forward for elections. There are strict criteria on who is eligible to run for election.
Only residents of the defined neighbourhood are eligible (see electoral area map below).
- Two separate votes take place, one for the Board and one for the Consultative Group. Each registered group sends two reps to vote.
- Residents groups can vote in both elections, community groups can only vote in the Consultative Group election.
Election of Resident Representatives to the Grangegorman Development Agency and Consultative Group
The term of office of the Grangegorman Development Agency Board and Consultative Group comes to an end this year and in accordance with the GDA Act 2005 the election of new representatives to the GDA Board and Consultative Group will take place on 30th August 2018.
Registration of Groups
In order to be able to vote in either election or to put forward candidates all groups must first register with the Grangegorman Development Agency. Please note that even if you registered with the GDA in 2015 you need to re-register your group now. Two lists will be compiled for the elections, one for the Board election and one for the Consultative Group election. Please read the important information below on the criteria for being put on each list.
If you are a tenant association or residents association in the Grangegorman neighbourhood (see map attached) please fill in the Green Form attached. Such associations may register for the Board election and the Consultative Group election. Please tick one or both of the boxes as appropriate.
If you are a Community Group (this includes tenant/resident associations, parish and district associations and groups, youth and sports clubs, and similar non-commercial groups) in the Grangegorman neighbourhood (see map attached) you may only register for the Consultative Group election and therefore fill in the Yellow Form attached.
The closing date for receipt of the registration forms is 5pm on Friday 13th July, 2018. All forms should be returned to the Grangegorman Development Agency, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7. If you have any queries relating to this or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 4024140 or e-mail us at email@example.com. The Agency reserves the right to;
(i) decline to register an entity, or to remove an entity from the register, in circumstances where there is a risk of duplication of representation, duplication of voting rights or duplication of votes, or
(ii) take any other action which it believes is necessary to secure and protect the integrity of the electoral process.