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There has been a HUGE surge in voter registration

Did you register on time?

USI President and Vice President Laura Harmon and Glenn Fitzpatrick at the #VoterMotor Launch.
USI President and Vice President Laura Harmon and Glenn Fitzpatrick at the #VoterMotor Launch.
Image: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

ALMOST 66,000 PEOPLE have been added to the supplementary voter register ahead of this Friday’s referendums on same-sex marriage and presidential age.

The by-election in Carlow Kilkenny is taking place on the same day.

The Department of Environment has confirmed that 65,911 people registered to vote before the deadline on 5 May.

In Dublin city and county alone, almost 27,000 new voters joined the supplementary register. Some 4,700 people joined in Cork, more than 3,100 people in Galway, almost 2,000 people in Waterford and over 1,700 in Limerick.

Breakdown by registration authority:

  • Carlow 810
  • Cavan 482
  • Clare 1,646
  • Cork 4,784
  • Donegal 1,264
  • Dublin City 14,362
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 5,308
  • Fingal 4,207
  • Galway City 1,393
  • Galway County 1,706
  • Kerry 1,049
  • Kildare 4,366
  • Kilkenny 1,518
  • Laois 955
  • Leitrim 214
  • Limerick 1,787
  • Longford 304
  • Louth 933
  • Mayo 1,105
  • Meath 2,228
  • Monaghan 453
  • Offaly 906
  • Roscommon 404
  • Sligo 670
  • South Dublin 2,698
  • Tipperary 1,784
  • Waterford 1,914
  • Westmeath 1,121
  • Wexford 1,428
  • Wicklow 1,567

Meanwhile, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) launched its VoterMotor campaign today.

USI President Laura Harmon said the purpose of the campaign is to encourage people to carpool when going to polling stations and to offer lifts to people who need to travel.

“Thousands of students will be travelling all over the country on Friday to vote. This year saw nearly 28,000 new student voters directly registered by USI and over 10,000 additional forms were given out,” Harmon stated.

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