The ‘Supplementary Register of Electors’ in Waterford, which records newly registered voters, or those who have changed address, increased by a total of 3,743 ahead of Friday’s referendum on the 8th amendment to the constitution.
Communications Officer, Claire Hartley commented “It’s great to see so many new voters showing an interest in exercising their voting franchise ahead of the referendum. Polling cards for the ‘Supplementary Register’ should be landing at people’s home this week, while those who were previously registered should have already received them.
If you are registered, but you don’t receive your polling card, you can still vote – you must bring ID to the polling station on the day.”
The (full) Register of Electors is a list of all persons who are entitled to vote at elections and referenda. It comes into force on the 15th of February each year. A ‘Draft Register’ is then published on 1st November each year and this may be inspected free of charge at City Hall, Waterford, the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Post Offices, Garda Stations and our libraries.