The deadline for registration for voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum is fast approaching. If a person is not registered by May 8th 2018, they will not be able to vote in the upcoming referendum.
Every Irish citizen who is eligible to vote is reminded to check the register, as some technicalities and age limits have cause voters to be omitted. To check, visit checktheregister.ie and enter your details.
You are eligible to vote in a referendum in Ireland if you are:
- 18 years of age on or before the date of the referendum (May 25th)
- An Irish citizen
Four youth organisations have come together to urge young people aged between 18 and 25 to ensure their voices are heard in the May 25th poll by making sure they are registered. SpunOut.ie, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and LGBTI youth organisation BeLonGTo joined forces to make the public call.
There are 460,000 young people between the ages of 18-25 eligible to vote. 122,000 young people have turned 18 since the last general election in 2016, and this upcoming referendum will be their first opportunity to cast their vote.
Young people who will be turning 18 on or before May 25th have also been reminded that they can register to vote before their birthday, so long as they will be 18 by polling day.
If you are not registered, but would like to be able to vote in the referendum on Repealing the Eighth Amendment on the 25th of May, print out the form here. If you have changed your address, print out the form here. You will need to go to your local Garda station to have your application signed.
The deadline for registration to the Special Voters list or the Postal Voters list is the 28th of April (click here for information on these categories).
For registration information for all local constituencies, click here.