Northern Ireland voters will go to the polls on Thursday, May 5, for what will be the fifth NI Assembly election to take place since the devolved assembly was established in 1998.
Each of the 18 Northern Ireland constituencies elects six Members of the Legislative Assembly resulting in a total of 108 MLAs.
In North Antrim there are 15 candidates for the six seats available and as polling day approaches candidates have been out on the streets and knocking on doors in the constituency which has some 78,000 voters.
The candidates are:-
DUP - Paul Frew, Phillip Logan, David McIlveen, and Mervyn Storey.
UUP - Robin Swann and Andrew Wright.
TUV - Jim Allister and Timothy Gaston.
SDLP - Connor Duncan.
SF - Daithi McKay.
Green Party -Jennifer Breslin.
Conservative Party - James Simpson.
Northern Ireland Labour Representation Committee - Kathryn Johnston.
UKIP - Donna Anderson.
Alliance - Stephen McFarland.
There have been four elections since the devolution of the Northern Ireland Assembly with the last held in 2011.
As in the 2007 election, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin (SF) remained the two largest parties in the Assembly, with the DUP winning 38 and Sinn Féin winning 29 of the Assembly’s 108 seats in 2011. The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) won 16 seats, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 14 and the Alliance 8, while one seat each was won by the Green Party, Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) and an independent candidate.
Polling stations will open for the 2016 NI Assembly Election on May 5, from 7.00am to 10.00pm with counting of votes expected to start the following day.
The electoral system is the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system of proportional representation. Voters can indicate their preference for one or more candidates.