The Council is responsible for the compilation of the Register of Electors (voting register) for County Mayo. The Register comes into force on 15th February each year, and persons aged 18 years or over on that date, who are otherwise qualified can register to vote. The address at which a person is registered will be that at which he/she resides on the 1st September, preceding publication
There are six different categories of Postal Voters Lists, as follows:-
Persons who have a physical illness or physical disability, and who are ordinarily resident in a hospital, home or similar institution, can apply for inclusion on the special voters list by , whereby the ballot paper is delivered to them prior to polling day by a Special Presiding Officer.
A draft register is published by the 1st November each year, and is made available at all Council offices, and also at libraries and post offices in the County, and the public are invited to check that they are properly registered. Persons can apply to make changes (claims) before the final register is printed. The last day for receipt of such claims is 25th November.
Revision Claim Courts are held during December throughout the County to adjudicate on claims/submissions received, and are presided over by the County Registrar, who rules on the submissions made. Notices of such Courts are advertised in the local newspapers, and persons may attend these Courts if they so wish.
The Supplement to the Register is prepared in the event of an election/referendum. This allows for people who are entitled to be included in the Register to apply for inclusion up to 14 days before Polling Day. Persons who are not registered to vote must complete the RFA2 Application Form (Green). Persons who are applying for a change of address must apply on the RFA3 Application Form (Pink).
The Supplement to the Postal and Special Voters Lists is prepared in the event of an election/referendum. The closing date for receipt of applications is 2 days after the date of dissolution of the Dáil in the case of a General Election or 2 days after the Minister signs the Polling Day Order for other elections or referenda. Please see details under the above heading Postal Voters Lists for categories of postal voter and relevant application forms.
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