Are you registered to vote? – there’s still time to register if not

You can use checktheregister.ie to see if you’re registered to vote.

If not, you can still apply to be registered in time for the presidential election and referendum on 26 October 2018. Your application must reach your local authority by the right closing date.

The closing date for the supplement to the Special Voters List or the supplement to the Postal Voters List is Monday 1 October 2018.

The closing date for the supplement to the main Register of Electors is Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Application forms are available on checktheregister.ie.

Arrangements for voters with disabilities

Several arrangements are in place to assist people with certain disabilities to vote. You can:

  • Vote at an alternative polling station if the local station is inaccessible to you
  • Be helped to vote at the polling station by a companion or the presiding officer
  • Vote by post
  • Vote at a hospital, nursing home or similar institution if you live there – you need to be on the Special Voters List for this

If you qualify to be on the Postal Voters List or the Special Voters List, but you aren’t registered to vote, you can apply to get on the supplementary list.

To get on the supplement in time for the presidential election and referendum on 26 October, your application must reach your local authority by Monday 1 October 2018.

Read more about facilities for voters with disabilities and check if you are registered to vote.

New work experience scheme – YESS

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced that the Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) will start on 1 October 2018. The scheme will offer work placements to young jobseekers aged between 18-24 who are either long-term unemployed or face significant barriers to employment.

Find out more about YESS.

Are you registered to vote?

The referendum on blasphemy will be held on Friday 26 October 2018, the same day as the presidential election.

Eligible voters can still apply to be registered in time for the election and referendum
Applications for inclusion in the supplement to the Register of Electors must reach your local authority by Tuesday 9 October 2018.

To avail of certain facilities for voters with disabilities, such as voting by post or from a hospital or nursing home, eligible voters must apply for inclusion in the supplement to the Special Voters List or the supplement to the Postal Voters List. These applications must reach your local authority by Monday 1 October 2018.

Application forms are available on checktheregister.ie.

National Ploughing Championships

Citizens Information is at the National Ploughing Championships today.

As Storm Ali closed the event on Wednesday, we’ll be here on Friday as well.

You’ll find us at stand number 295 in block 3, row 14.

You can meet representatives from the following services in our marquee:

National Ploughing Championships

Citizens Information is at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

You’ll find us at stand number 295 in block 3, row 14.

You can meet representatives from the following services in our marquee: