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Louth County Council unveil new electoral register online portal

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A banner points the way to an election polling station. Photo Credit: Rachael_H Flicker Creative Commons License.

Louth County Council have launched a new online portal for the joining the electoral register, saying they are now cutting down on the amount of door-to-door enquiries made to homes in line with government guidance on social distancing.

Anyone who wants to register to vote can now do so remotely, via the local authority’s new portal which is live on their website.


“Louth County Council is continuing to come up with new ways for our citizens to access the many services provided by the Council while adhering to national guidelines to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19,” Joan Martin, Louth County Council’s Chief Executive remarked.

“One of the most fundamental services we provide is the ability to vote by being included on the Register of Electors and I am particularly pleased with this initiative.”

The voters register for 2021/22 is currently being prepared and the local authority say they have now decided to scale back on door-to-door enquiries, saying they will now be ‘limited.’ If you want to vote for the first time, or are on the register and would like to change your address, you can do so online.

The Electoral Register on the Louth County Council website also includes an option for inclusion on an Edited Register. The edited register contains the names and addresses of persons whose details can be used for a purpose other than an electoral or other statutory purpose e.g. for direct marketing use by a commercial or other organisation. Voters can opt in and out on inclusion on the Edited Register, while leaving the box blank will be assumed as an opt-out.

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