With the upcoming referendum on the Stability Treaty on 31st May, Fine Gael Councillor James O’Sullivan has called on the public to make sure they are listed on the register of electors for the forthcoming polling day. You can check the Register of Electors either online, or directly with Wicklow County Council.
“It is very important that everyone checks that they are listed on the register and recorded as living at the correct address”, stated Councillor O’Sullivan.
“It is important for our democracy that people exercise their right to vote on important issues such as the Stability Treaty. I’d encourage everyone who is entitled to vote to double check they are listed – and if they are not registered for any reason to update their details now for the supplementary register.”
“People can log on to www.checktheregister.ie or contact Wicklow County Council to make sure they’re registered to vote. If not, it is simply matter of filling in an application form and having it verified at a local Garda Station. In our area, Wicklow County Council is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the register of electors. For those who are not registered, application forms (RFA 2) can be downloaded online.”
“For those who may not be able to attend their polling station on 31st May, the Postal Votes and Special Voters List is available now for students living away from home, or those unable to travel due to physical illness or disability. I would encourage anybody who is entitled to a postal or special vote and who wishes to be included in the supplements of those lists to apply as quickly as possible as the window of opportunity to register closes just two days after the Minister issues the executive order for the referendum.”
“Every citizen of Ireland ordinarily resident in the State, who is aged 18 years or over on polling day, and whose name is entered on the register of electors is entitled to vote. Our Country, County, and community face many challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. The fact is that decisions are made by those who show up. Regardless of how you may vote, make sure your voice is heard on Thursday, 31st May”, concluded Councillor O’Sullivan.