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Only 2 weeks left to secure Proxy/Postal vote for EU Election

28 April, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties Bairbre de Brún has urged everyone who, for whatever reason, will be unable to vote in person on the day of the European Election Thursday 4 June to apply to vote by post or by proxy before the absent voter deadline expires on the 14th May.

Ms de Brún said:

“If you are on the electoral register you are entitled to vote and I would urge everyone who, for whatever reason, will be unable to make it to the polling station in person on the 4 June-the day of the European Election, to ensure that they secure their entitlement to vote by applying to vote either by post or by nominating someone to vote by proxy on their behalf before the absent voter deadline for this election expires on 14 May

"At every election many voters miss out on the opportunity to cast their vote because they have missed this absentee voter deadline.  I would therefore urge anyone who falls into any of the following categories to secure their voting entitlement now:

  • Housebound due to illness
  • A student away at University
  • Working away from home during weekdays
  • Away on holiday on June 4.

"Tens of thousands of eligible voters across the north are still not registered to vote and I would encourage everyone to ensure that they are registered to vote by midnight on the 19th May-the final registration date for the EU Election.

“Electoral Registration forms and/or postal/proxy registration forms can be downloaded from the Electoral Office Website: Alternatively these same forms can be secured from the local Sinn Féin offices.” CRÍOCH

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