Referendum Information

There are 2 types of Referenda:

Constitutional Referenda

When the government wishes to change something in the constitution it must hold a constitutional referendum.

Ordinary Referenda

When the government wishes to introduce a law of national importance the Seanad and Dail can petition the President to hold a referendum.

Who can vote In a Referendum?

Every Irish citizen who is 18 years and included in theregister of electors is entitled to vote in a referendum.

To check the register of electors click on the following link www.checktheregister.ie

If you cannot find your name on the register contact the Franchise Section of your Local Authority.

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