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January 25, 2020

Give A ShXt? Give A Vote

Give A ShXt? Then Give A Vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the people of Ireland go the polls on Saturday, February 8th Limerick Youth Service is challenging young adults who ‘give a shXt… to give a vote!’

The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy and on an early spring day in February, the young people of Ireland have an opportunity to elect representatives who will be their voice in the national parliament and/or government.,

For voters, particularly first time voters, it is important to note the following:

  • Polling stations open at 7:00am and will remain open until 22:00hrs. 

Voter registration cards are being distributed nationwide and will have the location and booth where you can cast your vote.

If you have not received your card and recently registered with the Supplement to the Register of Electors, you are entitled to vote.   You will need to have identification with you such as a passport, student card, driving licence or birth certificate.

  • On arrival at the voting station you will get a voting sheet that will have photos of all the candidates in it.   
  • As Ireland uses the proportional representation system you simply mark rank the candidates in order of preference, e.g. 1 for your first choice, 2 for your second etc.

If you need more information any of the above please contact LYS’ Youth Information Centre at yib@limerickyouthservice.com or call 061-412444.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and support them reach their full potential.

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