How to Vote in the DITSU Referendum

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On Tuesday & Wednesday, 19th & 20th February we are holding a Referendum asking you whether or not to adopt the new TU Dublin Students’ Union by supporting the new Consitution. You can find a copy of the Draft Consitution here and you can find out about the details of the Referendum here.

Who Can Vote in this Referendum?

To vote in this referendum, you must be a fully registered TU Dublin student. City Campus students can vote in any of the City Campus locations and likewise Tallaght and Blanachardstown can vote on their own campus.

Where Do you Vote?

Aungier Street Opposite the Grumpy Mule, ground floor
Bolton Street Stage Area, Common Room, ground floor
Cathal Brugha Street Canteen, Ground floor
Grangegorman Reception Area, Ground floor, Rathdown House
Foyer Area, Ground floor, North House
Kevin Street Annex Building (outside canteen), ground floor
Rathmines Foyer, ground floor
BIMM Foyer, ground floor

When Can You Vote?

Location Tuesday 19.02 Wednesday 20.02
Aungier Street 9.30am – 8.00pm 9.30am – 6.30pm
Bolton Street 9.30am – 8.00pm 9.30am – 6.30pm
BIMM 9.30am – 6.30pm
Cathal Brugha Street 9.30am – 8.00pm 9.30am – 6.30pm
Kevin Street 9.30am – 8.00pm 9.30am – 6.30pm
Grangegorman 9.30am – 8.00pm 9.30am – 6.30pm
Rathmines 9.30am – 6.30pm

The Polling Station

Bring Student Card or your passport/drivers licence and head straight for the desk to be identified and marked off the register.

The Ballot Paper

You are then handed a ballot paper. The question on the ballot paper will be:

Do you support the new consitution for the establishment of the new Technological University Dublin Students’ Union with effect from 1st July 2019? You will then need to indicate your perference by marking ONE of the BOXes.

If you don’t know anything about the referendum and aren’t sure about how you are going to vote you can get unbiased information on it here.

What Happens Next?

Immediately after voting you will experience a sensation known as ‘smug adult’. It’s symptoms are a slight case of superiority and a general sense that you might just have your sh*t together. It’s even better if you get one of those ‘I voted’ stickers because it lets other people know how brilliant you are.

This will wear off when you realise you’ve been walking around all day with toilet paper stuck to your shoe or that your phone has been cut off because you went out out instead of paying your bill.

What Happens After That Though?

The count will happen on Thursday, 21st February in the Bolton Street Common Area and most likely we’ll have the result later that day.

 

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