Nasc to host ‘Your Ireland, Your Vote’ Voter Registration Open Day

Tue, February 2, 2016

Voter Reg Day Poster Updated-page-0 (1)Nasc will be hosting a ‘Your Ireland, Your Vote’ Voter Registration Open Day in Cork City Hall’s Millennium Hall on Monday 8th February 2016 from 12 PM – 4 PM. The event is a last chance for Irish citizens to register to vote in time for the upcoming General Election.

“The event is open to all, but aimed particularly at new Irish citizens who may not have yet applied to be included on the Register of Electors,” states Nasc CEO Fiona Finn.

“Since 2011, Ireland has welcomed over 80,000 new Irish citizens. This is a significant group of potential voters, and one that we believe has remained largely untapped by political parties and election candidates.”

“This Open Day will give people a chance to register to vote but also to discuss the election process and what issues are important to them in the upcoming elections,” finishes Ms.Finn.

The event will give people the opportunity to register on the spot, with a Community Garda in attendance to stamp applications. There will also be an ongoing workshop on the voting process and the PR-STV system, delivered by CIT Community Development Co-ordinator Margaret O’Keeffe.

Several community and voluntary groups will be in attendance on the day to support the registration drive, including CESCA (the Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance), YMCA Cork, Altrusa Literacy Group and more. New Communities Partnership – Cork will be providing information and support on the citizenship application process.

Political parties have been invited to send party representatives to discuss election manifestos and key campaigning issues with attendees. This event does not endorse any political party or election candidate.

For more information about the event and Nasc’s ‘Your Ireland, Your Vote’ campaign, and to view Nasc’s Essential Voter Information Guide for new voters, please visit our website at www.nascireland.org.

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