GSOC investigation into alleged voter registration irregularities in Kerry still ongoing

An investigation by GSOC into alleged irregularities in voter registration in Kerry is still ongoing.

The Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission opened the investigation in May of last year, following allegations relating to the supplementary register.

These allegations centre on a person who gathered application forms for prospective voters and got them stamped by a garda.

This was so that those people could be included on the supplementary register in Kerry ahead of last year’s local elections.

The law requires a person to be present when a garda stamps such a form, but it’s alleged the people seeking to be placed on the register weren’t present when the garda stamped the forms.

It’s understood the allegations relate to the Killarney Electoral Area.

The supplementary register in Kerry contained over 2,700 names when released in advance of last year’s local elections.

Cllr Marie Moloney called for an update on the investigation at the monthly Kerry County Council meeting.

The local authority said that the matter is still under investigation by GSOC, and the council continues to operate the Register of Electors in accordance with statutory requirements.