Alex Easton MLA holds electoral lD and registration event to be held on Thursday 24th from 6.30am to 8.30pm at the Kilcooley Community centre expresses deep concern, as only 85% of homes across North Down are on the electoral register.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA:
“I am deeply concerned at the amount of people who have still not registered to vote as we approach the NI Assembly election, which is why I am doing an electoral ID and registration event this Thursday at the Kilcooley community centre.”
“My big fear that if we had the scenario that the Secretary of State was to ever call a snap Border Poll on a United Ireland then those people would not be able to vote. In recent weeks we have seen the call for referendums in Scotland and in Northern Ireland as those who were buoyed by recent election results and want separation from the rest of the United Kingdom are calling for referendums. Are we going to allow ourselves to be caught out in North Down by not being registered to vote? It only takes one minute of your life to fill in an electoral form and five minutes to buy a stamp and post it. You will be on the electoral register for ten years. It is to the benefit for everyone to be on the electoral register, it helps when applying for a mortgage or for a loan; it also gives you the chance to ensure we collectively are not caught out if a referendum on any issue is ever called unexpectedly. Please see contact details in my statement for the NI Electoral Office; please get yourself on the electoral register.”
Electoral Office Headquarters is located at:
St Anne’s House
15 Church Street
028 9044 6680.