Are you on the Register?

Tomorrow is the final day that County Councils will receive applications for inclusion on the Supplementary Register and for a postal vote.

If you’re unsure as to whether you’re on the Register, you can check it by visiting and entering your details.

Cynics will tell you that it doesn’t matter whether you vote or not. I disagree. Late last year millions of people – many of them first-time voters – decided to vote for change in the United States. President Obama’s victory showed that it is possible to imagine a politics beyond the usual.

Every vote counts. The make up of the Irish government could change just as dramatically as in the U.S., but only if people changed their preference and if larger numbers of those entitled to actually exercise their right to vote.

Remember, no vote, no say.