The deadline to register to vote in abortion referendum is today

The deadline to register to vote in abortion referendum is today

THE DEADLINE to register to vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment is today.

On 25 May, the Irish public will be asked to decide whether or not to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

The Eighth Amendment gives equal constitutional status to the mother and the unborn and effectively bans abortion from taking place legally in Ireland.

For those want to exercise their right to vote come the end of May, today is the last day in which you can register to do so.

If you want to register, forms will need to be filled out and submitted to the relevant local authority office before close of business today.

Furthermore, the forms need to be stamped by a member of An Garda Siochana before being submitted.

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, you can check online here.

Alternatively, you can contact your local council.

According to recent statistics from the National Youth Council of Ireland, up to 150,000 young people in the country have not yet registered.

In order to vote, you must be an Irish citizen over the age of 18, and you must provide a passport or other form of ID when registering and voting.

The form required for registration is here.

Yesterday, a host of Irish actors voiced their support for the Together for Yes campaign.