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Check you can vote

Friday, 12th April, 2019 2:58pm
Check you can vote

Voting takes place on Friday, May 24th.

Check you can vote

Voting takes place on Friday, May 24th.

The Referendum Commission has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage people to make sure they are registered to vote on the forthcoming referendum on the regulation of divorce and as part of that campaign it is encouraging people in Tipperary to check the register.  The referendum is taking place on Friday, May 24th, the same day as the European Parliament and Local Government Elections. 

 

 

The Referendum Commission will over the coming weeks be running TV, radio, online and social media advertising to urge people to check if they are registered at checktheregister.ie.  While the Commission’s remit covers the referendum only, being on the electoral register will allow you to vote in the referendum and the European and local elections.

 

 

Chairperson of the Referendum Commission, Justice Tara Burns said: “In order to vote, your name has to be on the register of electors for the address at which you normally live and checking if you are registered is really very simple, you can find out by checking at www.checktheregister.ie or you can also check the register in local authority offices, post offices, Garda stations and public libraries.”

 

 

 

If you find you are not registered, you can make sure you are added to the supplement to the register by completing a form which you can download from www.checktheregister.ie, or obtain from your local authority, Garda station, post office or public library.  Then you bring the completed form to your local Garda station to have your identity certified, and ensure it gets to your local authority before May 7th. 

 

People ordinarily resident at a hospital, nursing home or similar institution who are unable to vote at a polling station can vote at their hospital or nursing home, but only if they register on the Special Voters list.  The closing date for this is April 28th next and application forms are available from your local authority, library, post office, Garda station or at www.checktheregister.ie

 

Sunday April 28th is also the deadline to apply for a postal vote.

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