Oct 15, 2023 | Nationwide News

Electors and potential electors are being encouraged to engage with the ‘Check the Register’ campaign to update their details on www.checktheregister.ie while voters in the Dublin region can also use www.Voter.ie

In a year when a referendum has been promised and before next year’s Local and European Elections the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan is urging all voters to act now to ensure their information is correct.

“Local authorities are gearing up for a substantial body of work over the coming months to update the electoral register and further improve its accuracy, but they can’t do it on their own. Adding details including date of birth and PPSN will allow them to cross-check and confirm the information provided by each person, adding to the integrity of the process.

“We can also let local authorities know about other changes needed, for example in relation to deceased family members who are still on the register. It can be upsetting for a loved one to receive a polling card for someone no longer with us,” Minister Noonan added.

During a campaign run in November 2022 over 35,000 applications were yielded through the register, with a total of 76,000 to date. The Minister hopes that the simplicity of the process will see significant numbers of people confirming or updating their information. 

Local authorities are also undertaking activities in their regions to encourage people to get their details up to date in advance of the opportunities to vote in the elections in 2024.

“The ability to engage online has been a game-changer in the registration process both for registration authorities and for the wider public. These changes give us a more accessible, flexible and modern system that’s simple and straightforward to use.”

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