Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has announced that the Government has agreed that the European Parliament and Local Elections will be held on Friday the 23rd May 2014. Polling will be between the hours of 7am and 10pm on that day.
To be entitled to vote (1) your name must be included on the Register of Electors which was published on 1st February 2014 or (2) you must submit an application for entry on the supplement to the register. Application for entry in the supplement should be made to the registration authority for the area in which the applicant is resident not later than Tuesday 6th May 2014.
Every person aged 18 years or over is entitled to be registered as a local government elector for the local electoral area where they ordinarily reside – citizenship is not a requirement for voting at the local elections.
In announcing the date for the elections, the Minister encouraged people who are eligible to vote but who missed the opportunity to get on this new register when it was being prepared to apply for inclusion in the supplement to the register of electors at the earliest opportunity.
The onus rests on each individual to ensure that he/she is registered to vote. Remember, you cannot vote unless you are registered.