HOEY CALLS ON LOCALS TO REGISTER TO VOTE AHEAD OF MAY 7TH DEADLINE
29 April 2019
As the deadline to register to vote in the European Parliament and Local Elections fast approaches on the 7th of May former USI President and Local Elections candidate for Laytown-Bettystown Annie Hoey is urging people in the area to ensure their names are on the register of electors.
The Labour Party representative is encouraging people to do so sooner rather than later.
Speaking ahead of the deadline, Hoey said:
“I encourage everyone to check the register on www.checktheregister.ie or ring your local authority and confirm if you are registered to vote.
“If you’re not registered to vote, you can fill out the relevant application form (RFA2), which can be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie or can be obtained from Meath County Council or Louth County Coucil. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or over on or before polling day and be ordinarily resident in the constituency.
“Application forms will need to be received by the registration authority for the area in which the applicant is resident not later than Tuesday, 7th May 2019.
An expert in voter registration, Hoey added:
“If you’ve just moved to the area, don’t worry you can still vote. You just need to change your address and use the ‘Supplementary Change of Address’ form (RFA3).
“The people of South Drogheda and East Meath have the chance to decide how they want their community to be shaped and the makeup of Meath County Council. It’s time we had a fully representative Council with someone like me who’s fighting for our generation.”
Hoey is responsible for registering upwards of 30,000 young people in the lead up to the Marriage Equality referendum in 2014, the General Election in 2016, and the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment in 2018. Hoey is now standing as a candidate for the Labour Party in the Laytwon-Bettystown area in the 2019 Local Elections.
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