Ireland Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live
Ireland Presidential election Dates 2018
Ireland Presidential election Date: 26 October 2018
The next Irish presidential election will take place in November 2018 at the latest. The incumbent president is Michael D. Higgins, who was elected in 2011. The next election must be held within the sixty days preceding the end of this term, which expires on 10 November 2018. However, if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, or becomes permanently incapacitated before that date, an election must be held within sixty days of that event.
Ireland Presidential election Voting Live 2018
1.Presidential elections are conducted in line with Article 12 of the Constitution and under the Presidential Elections Act 1993, as amended. The orders for the polling including the date of the election will be made by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.
2.Elections are conducted by means of the alternative vote (also called instant-runoff voting), which is the single-winner analogue of the single transferable vote used in other Irish elections. Although the constitution calls the system "proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote", a single-winner election cannot be proportional.
Electoral system of Ireland
Residents of the state who are Irish citizens or British citizens may participate in elections to the national parliament. Residents who are citizens of any EU state may vote in European Parliament elections, while any resident, regardless of citizenship, may participate in local elections.
The rights of Irish citizens living outside Ireland to vote are heavily restricted. Only members of the armed forces and diplomatic staff abroad may vote in Dáil (lower house) elections, while only expatriates who are graduates of the National University of Ireland or Trinity College, Dublin may vote in Seanad (upper house) elections. However, in March 2017, the Taoiseach (prime minister) announced that a referendum would be held to amend the Constitution to allow expatriate Irish citizens to vote in presidential elections.
Candidates for Presidential election
Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour Party, Solidarity–People Before Profit.
Ireland past election results
Irish presidential election, 2011
|Party||Candidate||Nominated by||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4|
|Labour Party||Michael D. Higgins||Oireachtas: Labour Party||39.6||701,101||730,480||793,128||1,007,104|
|Independent||Seán Gallagher||County and City Councils||28.5||504,964||529,401||548,373||628,114|
|Sinn Féin||Martin McGuinness||Oireachtas: Sinn Féin & Independents||13.7||243,030||252,611||265,196|
|Fine Gael||Gay Mitchell||Oireachtas: Fine Gael||6.4||113,321||127,357||136,309|
|Independent||David Norris||County and City Councils||6.2||109,469||116,526|
|Independent||Dana Rosemary Scallon||County and City Councils||2.9||51,220|
|Independent||Mary Davis||County and City Councils||2.7||48,657|