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Gildernew encourages public to respond to Electoral Office review

18 July, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew


Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has warned the public to ensure that they do not lose their right to vote as the Electoral Office carry out a review of the permanent postal voter list.

“I would encourage all those on the permanent postal voter list to respond to the Electoral Office and complete the form by the by 16 August deadline or risk losing their postal vote in future elections,” the Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA said.

Colm Gildernew added:

“The role of the Electoral Office should be to facilitate those wishing to claim their voting franchise and make that process as easy as possible.

“Instead I am concerned that the Electoral Office are now attempting to add additional layers of bureaucracy that result in people losing their right to vote, including postal votes.

“If that is the case, it is completely unjustified and unacceptable, and the Electoral Office should clarify why they think a review into the permanent postal voter list is required.

“Anyone else wishing to register to vote can do so by using the online registration service on your smartphone, tablet or PC, it is available at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.” 

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