Over 15,000 Famers Have Already Voted In IFA Presidential Elections

Laois famer Francie Gorman is running to be the next president of the IFA.

Over 15,000 postal votes have been sent in for the IFA Presidential elections.

940 branches met over the last three weeks to allow members vote for the next President and Deputy President of IFA.

For the first time, members received an election pack in the post and they also had the option to return their ballot by post.

National Returning Officer Brian Rushe says anyone who hasn’t received their election pack, or if it has been lost or damaged, should contact their local office or call 0818 924 852 immediately to seek a re-issued election pack.

The closing date for receipt of completed ballots of Monday, December 11th, which is less than two weeks away.

He's advising members to return their ballots without delay so they are received before the National Count.

Mr. Rushe says every member has the opportunity to influence who becomes the 17th President of the IFA. “The stronger the mandate, the better equipped the next President will be to represent farmers over the next four years.”

Laois famer Francie Gorman and Martin Stapleton are running for President.

Alice Doyle and Pat Murphy are running for Deputy President.

The National Count will be held on Tuesday, December 12th in the Castleknock Hotel.

The next President will take up office in January, 2024.

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