We all like to moan about the politicians – but voting is the only chance we have to do anything about who is in power.
Make sure you will be able to Vote on March 11th:
Every local authority in Ireland compiles and publishes a list of voters in its area. This is called the Register of Electors or the Electoral Register. If you want to check if you are on ite – you can see it at all local authority offices, post offices, Garda stations and public libraries. You can also check the Electoral Register online at checktheregister.ie.
To be eligible for inclusion in the Register of Electors for 2011 , you must:
Be at least 18 years old on 15th February 2011
Have been ordinarily resident in the State on 1 September 2010
If your name is not on the Register of Electors, you can still apply to be included in a supplement to the Register using form RFA2. These forms are available online at checktheregister.ie and from local authorities, post offices and public libraries.
To do this in time for March 11th your application must be received by your local authority at least 15 days before polling day (Sundays, public holidays are not counted as days for this purpose). So you really need to get this done by Feb 21st .
If you are on the register but have moved address from one constituency to another you must complete a Change of Address form (RFA3). This will also remove you from the register for your previous address.
If you don’t vote – don’t moan about who gets in !