Dublin City Council is asking voters to check immediately if they are registered to vote on the Register of Electors, so that they can be sure of having their say and vote in the forthcoming general election.
The Register of Electors 2016-2017 was published on Monday 1st February 2016 and is on display at Dublin City Council offices, Garda Stations, Libraries, Post Offices and online at www.checktheregister.ie . If you are aged 18 or over, check that your name, address and details are correct on the Register.
Mr. Vincent Norton, Executive Manager, Dublin City Council says,
“I would strongly advise people to make sure they are registered now to avoid disappointment as past experience has shown that many eligible people lost their chance to vote by simply not checking the register. I would encourage all who are eligible to vote to check the website immediately and to register with your local authority, to be included on the Supplementary Register. Applications for postal votes must be received by 5pm Friday, 5th February 2016. Applications for inclusion on the Supplementary Register will close on Tuesday 9th February 2016, 5pm deadline”.
To be eligible to vote in this election one must be an Irish citizen or a British citizen resident in Ireland.
Forms are available to download directly from the Dublin City Council website www.dublincity.ie/YourCouncil/VotingandElections or you can contact the Franchise Section Tel 222 5010.