The Commission has set up an app on Facebook that will direct people to where they can check the register and provides them with links to the form necessary to apply for inclusion on the list if they are not already on it. Those who find they are not registered or are registered at the wrong address must have their applications received by their local authorities on or before May 14th.
An advertising campaign on Facebook over the next fortnight will direct users to the app which directs people to the step-by-step online procedure of checking the register and applying for inclusion on the supplementary register. Users of the app will then have the option of, with a click of the mouse, telling all their friends that they have used this app.
“Many voters, particularly younger voters, don’t know about checking the register and getting added onto it in time for polling day. We are using Facebook this time around to ensure we get to people who don’t get this information from traditional media,” says chairman of the Referendum Commission Mr Justice Kevin Feeney.