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GE2016: Youth urged to vote as 333 added to register

Thursday, 25th February, 2016 6:00pm
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GE2016: Youth urged to vote as 333 added to register
GE2016: Youth urged to vote as 333 added to register

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed that 333 people in Cavan have been added to the supplementary register in advance of tomorrow’s general election, and is calling on young people to ensure they cast their vote. The NYCI is the representative body for youth organisations with 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers who work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

James Doorley, NYCI deputy director explained: "The figures from the local authority indicate that 333 people in Cavan added their names to the supplementary register before the February 9 deadline, which is to be welcomed.

“Now, however, the focus must turn to getting out the vote. NYCI is encouraging 18- to 25-year-olds in particular to make sure they make their voices heard tomorrow, Friday, February 26," he said.

"We’ve been working to increase the number of young people on the register for the past number of referendums and elections, and we’re delighted that the local media have been supportive of our campaign this time round. This campaign, along with registration drives run by many youth and community organisations, has helped contribute to the additional numbers on the electoral register.

"We welcome this increase, and remind young people to go out and vote in the upcoming election. It is your democratic right and a great opportunity to have your say in shaping the future of this country," concluded Mr Doorley.

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