Youth council call on Longford youths to register to vote

Kevin Forde

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Kevin Forde

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kevin.forde@longfordleader.ie

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The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people, have called on young people in Longford to register to vote before the May 7 deadline for the local and European Elections

In total, 596 young people in Longford have turned 18 since the 2018 Referendum and Presidential Election and will now have a right to vote. The impending bank holiday means that there are just a few days remaining to register.

Any young person who is 18 years of age on or before May 24th 2019 next is eligible for inclusion in this updated voters list.

James Doorley, NYCI deputy director explained, “We are advising young people to check if they are on the electoral register on checktheregister.ie. Anyone not currently registered, needs to fill in the RFA2 form, have it signed and witnessed at a Garda Station, then return it by post or by hand to your local city or county council by the May 7th deadline, in order to make sure they will be able to cast their ballot on May 24th,”

“For almost every election and referendum we get calls from young people who have missed the registration deadline and are disappointed that they cannot vote, we urge young people to make sure they are registered and not to leave it to the last minute, so that they can vote in any upcoming local and European elections and referendum” concluded Mr Doorley.

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