Register of electors shows 6500 new voters.

The latest register of elector`s shows there’ll be six and a half thousand new voters next June compared to five years ago. It means over 110,000 people will be entitled to cast their ballots for candidates in the four local authorities in the county. Each of the five electoral areas in Kerry is showing an increase in voters compared to 1999, but some are higher than others.Killarney has had the largest increase of nine per cent and will have more than 2,000 extra voters, which is almost an extra quota. Next is the three-seater of Dingle which has grown by over eight per cent since the last local authority election. Tralee, which returns seven councilors, has seen the register rise by nearly six per cent while Listowel is just under five.The Killorglin area, which lost a seat as part of the boundary review ahead of the 99 election, had the lowest increase at just four per cent. For the town councils, Killarney again leads the way, followed by Tralee and Listowel.

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