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02nd May 2018

Colleges across Ireland running voter registration drives ahead of referendum

Orlaith Condon

'saving lives'

We’re just weeks away from the referendum.

With only a few remaining weeks until the referendum on the eighth amendment, people are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote before the deadline on May 8.

Colleges and universities across the country are doing their part to ensure their students are able to vote on May 25 by running voter registration drives and the turnout has been huge.

Select colleges in Dublin ran a registration drive yesterday to help students make their voices heard in a few weeks and now students in the west are getting the same opportunity.

NUIG Students’ Union is today running a registration drive with the hashtag #YouthForYes.

Registration will run from 11am to 1pm in Smokey’s Café on campus with other events running throughout the day.

They’re only asking that students bring a form of ID (ideally a passport or drivers license) to the registration and with a Garda there to sign the forms, NUIG SU will then post your paperwork for you free-of-charge.

A #RepealMobile will also be on campus from 10.30am and there will be a meeting at 5.45pm outside Mr Waffle to go canvassing for a yes vote.