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Leitrim voters encouraged to check online register of electors

Jan 18, 2023 17:10 By Shannonside News
Leitrim voters encouraged to check online register of electors
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Member of the public can fill out an online form to register for the first time, or update their details.

Voters in Leitrim are being encouraged to check the online register following changes in the legislation in October of last year.

One of the main changes is the fact that there won't be an annual register anymore and members of the public can fill out an online form to register for the first time, or to update their details.

A visit to a garda station to get voter application won't be needed anymore because anyone registering will be required to give their PPSN number, Eircode and Date of Birth.

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The changes also allow for young people to pre-register so that they are automatically registered when they reach the age of 18.

Kieran Brett from Leitrim Council is responsible for the voting register in the county and says he believes the changes will help improve the accuracy and integrity of the list.

"Once somebody registers, they are now effectively on the register within a couple of days after registering. It has greatly enhanced the capability of the checktheregiste.ie website. They can now go in there, search by townland or Eircode, and verify their details themselves and, if they see their details aren't correct or they want to update them, they can fill out a form on that website and send it in to us"

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