The referendum on the Eighth Amendment is a “once in a lifetime opportunity to vote for a more compassionate and caring society”, according to Galway Together For Yes, which has launched a major ‘Register To Vote’ drive.
Galway Together For Yes will run the #Register4Yes voter registration drive to encourage people to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the deadline on May 8 and to check that their details are correct on ChecktheRegister.ie
There are 122,000 young people who have turned 18 since the last general election who are eligible to vote. A total of 466,000 people between the ages of 18-25 are currently eligible to vote in the Republic of Ireland if they are registered. Any person who turns 18 before the referendum on May 25 is also eligible to register in advance of the deadline.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to vote for a more compassionate and caring society,” said Yvonne Aherne, spokesperson for Galway Together For Yes. “Nobody under 50 has had a chance to vote on this issue. Young people have a critical part to play in the referendum. We are encouraging everyone, especially young people and those who have changed address recently.”
Galway Together For Yes is encouraging the public to see www.checktheregister.ie or ring their local authority to confirm if they are registered to vote. Details on how to register to vote can be found on www.togetherforyes.ie/register4yes