Doras to host voter registration drop-in clinic this week

Social Democrats candidate for the local elections Donnah Vuma.

SOCIAL Democrats local election candidate for City East, Donnah Vuma, is urging everyone in Limerick to register to vote in time for the upcoming local elections.

Ms Vuma says that the one thing that keeps coming up on the campaign trail is people asking whether they can vote.

“We want to make sure that people know that if you are over 18, and living in Ireland, then you can vote in the local elections,” she explained.

Ms Vuma is a coordinator for migrant victims of crime at migrant and refugee  support organisation Doras, and has been living in Limerick for over a decade. She stressed the importance of getting out to vote in this June’s elections.

“Once elected, councillors and the mayor will represent us for five years, so it’s really important to make sure there is someone representing our community and our values on council. It’s vital that people have their voices heard in this important decision. We want to make sure that all voices are heard on June 7,” she said.

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On National Voter Registration Day (April 30), there will be a registration centre held at Doras’ offices on O’Connell Street for people to drop in and get help or ask advice on registering.

Ms Vuma wants people to know that if they live in Limerick, they can vote in the local and mayoral elections.

Those with a PPS number can visit to register to vote. Those without a PPS number or home address can register too.