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Have you registered to vote in the marriage referendum? This handsome hipster clearly hasn't

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Updated at 11.40am

THE REFERENDUM COMMISSION has launched a campaign urging people to register to vote in the upcoming referendums on same-sex marriage and reducing the age of presidential candidates.

Both votes are due to take place on Friday, 22 May.

The commission is running an online, radio and outdoor advertising campaign over the next two weeks telling people to check the electoral register and, if they are not on it, to register before Tuesday, 5 May.

An app to check whether or not you’re registered is available via the commission’s Facebook page.

Those who find they are not registered or are registered at the wrong address can correct this if they get the forms to their local authority on or before 5 May.

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Justice Kevin Cross, chairman of the commission, said:

Every Irish citizen aged 18 or over on polling day is entitled to vote. Yet many people will find that they can’t use this vote for the simple reason that they are not registered, or are registered at an old address.

“A referendum is an occasion when a decision is made not by the Government, the Houses of the Oireachtas or by the Courts, but by the people who vote. It is very important to check the register now to ensure your voice will be heard,” Cross added.

The form you need to register is available here.

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