There is another election on the cards, this time to become Mayor of Portarlington.
Portarlington Lions Club in association with the French Festival Committee are hosting an election for the honorary position of Mayor/Mayoress, over the greater Portarlington area including, Emo, Rath and Killenard.
The election will serve as a fundraiser for local clubs and associations, who can ‘sell’ votes for €2 a line, with raffle prizes for voters.
There is a €100 entry fee to cover the costs. Clubs will receive 60 voting cards where they can sell lines, and an invite to the launch night.
“We are inviting all clubs and associations to nominate a candidate, it is a great way for them to raise funds and to promote their clubs,” said Lions President Noel Brennan.
If there is a good response, there could be a new mayor every year.
“If it goes well we may make it an annual event,” said Noel.
To register a candidate email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laurence O’Keeffe at 086 8033289, or Collette Kennedy 087 2654277.
Closing date is next Monday May 26.