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Register to vote for the next President of Ireland before 10th October 2011

Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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The election of the next President of Ireland will take place on Thursday, 27th October 2011. Only Irish citizens can vote in this election. If you have recently become an Irish citizen make sure you are registered to vote in this election. You can check online to see if you are already on the Register of Electors: www.checktheregister.ie.

How do I register to vote?

In order to be included on the Electoral Register you need to satisfy two conditions. You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on the day the Register comes into force (15th February of each year) and
  • Have been ordinarily resident in the State on the 1st September in the year before the Register comes into force

If you are not included in the current Register of Electors you should complete Form RFA2 (Inclusion in Supplement Form). This form is available from www.checktheregister.ie and your local authority. You must sign this form at your local Garda station and return it to your local authority (county council, city council, borough council or town council).

What if I have changed my address?

If you are already on the Register of Electors and would like to change your registered voting address, you must complete Form RFA3 (Change of Address Supplement Form). This form is available from www.checktheregister.ie and your local authority. You must sign this form at your local Garda station and return it to your local authority.

When is the deadline?

The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Election is Monday, 10th October 2011.

For more information go to: www.checktheregister.ie or contact your local authority.



 

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