DUP Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea has reiterated the importance of being registered to vote, especially with the announcement this week of the Mid Ulster by-election to take place in early March and has informed the people of key deadline dates for submitting postal/proxy vote applications etc…
Speaking Ian McCrea said:
“This week at Westminster, the Government announced the date of the Mid Ulster by-election on Thursday 7 March 2013.
With only over three weeks until polling day, it is important that everyone is aware of the importance dates for postal votes etc…
People who need/require a permanent / temporary postal or proxy votes must have them returned to the electoral office by 5pm on Friday 15 February 2013. The forms for which can be obtained on line at http://www.eoni.org.uk/index/elections/mid-ulster-by-election-2013.htm
The deadline for applications for people to get registered to vote is Wednesday 20 February 2013 and forms to register can be downloaded online at http://www.eoni.org.uk/registration_and_id_application_20-09-12.pdf
In working with the Electoral Office, I have organised 3 registration events for people to come along and get on the register as well as get an electoral ID card.
The electoral office clinics will be held in:
• The Bridwell, Magherafelt - Monday 18 February 2013 between 2:00 - 4:00pm
• Maghera Orange Hall - Monday 18 February 2013 between 5:00 – 7:00pm
• Cookstown Orange Hall, Fairhill Road - Tuesday 19 February between 5:00 - 7:00pm.
To ensure you get registered to vote at these clinics make sure you bring the correct documentation eg. proof of address, proof of residency in Northern Ireland for at least 3 months and bringing proof of date of birth may also be advantageous.