Following reports that up to 150,000 young people are not registered to vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment, Galway city councillor Niall McNelis, has urged young people to get on the Register.
“The upcoming referendum is a once in a generation opportunity to take our this complex medical issue out of our constitution,” said Cllr McNelis, who is also the Labour Party director of elections. “It is vital young people, who may have turned 18 since the General Election, have their say on this issue.
Members of the public can check if they are registered to vote by consulting www.checktheregister.ie, or checking the Register of Electors at local authority offices, post offices, Garda stations, or public libraries. Recent graduates or young people who have moved for work, who are registered, but who have changed address, can fill out an RFA2 form, get it stamped at a Garda station, and return it to the local authority offices.