On the 25th May Ireland will be voting on whether or not to approve the 36th Amendment to the Consitution Bill. If approved, this Bill would see the text of 40.3.3 of the Consitution being repealed (removed to you and me) and replaced.
One Week To Go
About a week before the election you should receive a polling card by post, giving details of where and when you need to go to cast your vote. Don’t panic if you don’t receive it, just make sure you know where your polling station is.
On The Day
Before going into the polling station, make sure you cover up any identifying support badges, , sweatshirts, regardless of which side you support. If you have a Repeal sweatshirt on or your Together for Yes badge you will be asked to leave the polling station and won’t be able to vote. Bring your polling card and ID (passport/drivers licence) as you may be asked for it. Head straight for the desk to be identified and marked off the register. In recap:
- No identifying badges, tshirts, etc.
- Bring your passport or drivers licence.
You are then handed a ballot paper. The question on the ballot paper (which will look like the picture above) will be:
Do you approve of the proposal to amend the Constitution contained in the undermentioned Bill?
You will vote by marking an X in either the Yes box or the No box. You are NOT to mark both boxes or make any other mark on the ballot paper, or your vote will be null and void, which means it goes in the bin and won’t count.
Congratultions you’re an adult.