Deadline is next Monday October 10th – the National Youth Council of Ireland advises young people that there is still time to register to vote.
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging young people to have their voice heard and register to vote in the upcoming presidential election on October 27th. There is still time to register to vote! Any young person who is 18 years of age on or before October 27th can apply for inclusion on the supplementary register up until next Monday, October 10th.
“Not being on the register is a key reason why young people don’t vote, with many not even aware they have to register.* In fact, a previous NYCI study found that as little as 26% of 18-25 year olds were not registered to vote, rising to 36% among 18-21 year olds,” stated James Doorley, Assistant Director at NYCI.
“We strongly encourage young people to register and to go out and vote in the upcoming presidential election. It is your democratic right and a great opportunity to have your say in who becomes President and to shape their vision for the future” continued Mr Doorley.
For young people seeking to register, the relevant form (RFA2) can be obtained from your local authority or can be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie . This form must then be completed and brought to a local Garda station to be witnessed and stamped and I.D. will be required.
For further information, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
*The Truth About Youth (NYCI)
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