Are you registered to vote?

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 the 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.  Postal Vote applications must be received by 5pm Friday, 5th February 2016 and 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.

    

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Notes to the Editor

At present if your details do not appear on the register and you are not included at another address you may apply for inclusion in the Supplement to the Register of Electors 2016/2017 by completing an application form (RFA2 inclusion in supplement). If you are on the register but have moved address you must complete an application form (RFA3 change of address supplement form).

 

If you have become an Irish Citizen and have never been on the Register of Electors you must fill in an (RFA2) form if you wish to be included in the Supplement to the Register of Electors.  However, if you are already on the Register of Electors and have become an Irish Citizen you must fill in an RFA 5 change of citizenship supplement form which will enable you to vote at all elections and referendums.

 

Forms should be returned to:

Freepost,

Franchise Section,

Dublin City Council,

Block 4, Floor 1,

Civic Offices,

Wood Quay,

Dublin 8, D08 RF3F.  
 

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