For voters with impaired vision there will be a ballot paper template available for use in each polling station. Details of the candidates corresponding to each position on the template is available on our freephone number 1800-313-495. The text of the freephone message is as follows.

If you are a vision impaired voter wishing to vote in secret, ask the Presiding Officer at your polling station to attach a ballot paper template to your ballot paper. Raised numbering and braille on the template guides you to the relevant openings that correspond to the candidates on the ballot paper.

The candidates for the General Election in the order in which they appear on the ballot paper are set out below:

The candidate corresponding to Number 1 on the ballot paper template is AYLWARD - FIANNA FÁIL BOBBY AYLWARD, of Knockmoylan, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny; Farmer, Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 2 on the ballot paper template BYRNE - RENUA IRELAND HELENA BYRNE, of Carlford House, Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford; Primary School Teacher.

The candidate corresponding to Number 3 on the ballot paper template is DEERING - FINE GAEL PAT DEERING, of Ballyoliver, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow; Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 4 on the ballot paper template is FUNCHION - SINN FÉIN KATHLEEN FUNCHION, of 2 Abhainn Rí, West Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny; TD.

The candidate corresponding to Number 5 on the ballot paper template is HAYES - NON PARTY ALAN HAYES, of 93 Robertshill, Circular Road, Kilkenny; International Payments Executive

The candidate corresponding to Number 6 on the ballot paper template is HYNES- THE LABOUR PARTY DENIS HYNES, of Ballyellen, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny; Public Representative, Trade Union Official

The candidate corresponding to Number 7 on the ballot paper template is McGUINNESS - FIANNA FÁIL JOHN McGUINNESS, of Brooklawn, Ballyfoyle Road, Kilkenny; Public Representative.

The candidate corresponding to Number 8 on the ballot paper template is MURNANE O’CONNOR - FIANNA FÁIL JENNIFER MURNANE O’CONNOR, of Portlaoise Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow; Senator.

The candidate corresponding to Number 9 on the ballot paper template is NOONAN - GREEN PARTY MALCOLM NOONAN, of 38 Cedarwood Drive, Loch Buí, Kilkenny. Student.

The candidate corresponding to Number 10 on the ballot paper template is O’NEILL - THE IRISH FREEDOM PARTY MELISSA O’NEILL, of 40 Abbeylands, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford; Carer.

The candidate corresponding to Number 11 on the ballot paper template is O’NEILL - FINE GAEL PATRICK O'NEILL, of Ballyredding, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny; Sales Executive, Farmer.

The candidate corresponding to Number 12 on the ballot paper template is PHELAN - FINE GAEL JOHN PAUL PHELAN, of 59 The Fairways, Rockshire Road, Ferrybank via Waterford, Co. Kilkenny; Public Representative.