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Carpool Campaign To Help Get Students To The Polls


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A campaign's been launched to help students get to the polls for the Eighth Amendment referendum on Friday.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is using the hashtag #VoterMotor for drivers to link up to offer lifts to others.

Drivers can also post a lift online before polls close at 10.00pm on Friday.

The USI said it's directly registered 26,979 new student voters in the lead up to the vote.

The union says they're expecting student turnout to be bigger than the Marriage Equality vote in 2015.

Members of the public cast their vote in the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum at a polling station in Dublin | Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

USI President Michael Kerrigan said: "Students are the ones driving change.

"This carpooling campaign will help get students home to vote on Friday if they're stuck for a lift.

"Millions of Irish citizens will need to travel from their homes to local polling stations - but a lot of people are registered far away from their work or study places.

"We're calling on people to pledge to drive others home to vote on May 25th through studentsforchoice.ie and be the drivers for change."


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