31/07/2013

Minister Urges People To Check The Register

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, has urged members of the public to check the register of electors to ensure they are able to vote in the upcoming referenda on the on the Court of Appeal and the abolition of Seanad Eireann.

In a statement, Mr Costello said: "Polling Day for the Abolition of Seanad Eireann and the Court of Appeal Referenda is Friday, the 4th of October 2013.

"These are very important constitutional referenda, the outcome of which will have a significant impact on our democratic institutions.

"It's really important that people check the register to make sure that their details are correct, especially those who have recently changed address. Furthermore, all those who have recently turned 18 and others who are eligible to vote but have not voted before should get on the register so that their views can count on the 4th of October.

"The deadline for inclusion on the general supplementary electoral register is Tuesday the 17th of September while the deadline for the postal and special electoral register is Monday the 9th of September."

The Minister added that people can check their details online, as well as in all local authority offices, post offices, Garda stations and public libraries.

(JP)

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