All NUI Graduates* who are Irish citizens are entitled to vote in Seanad Éireann elections. However, they must first claim their vote by downloading the voter registration form from www.nui.ie or contacting the NUI on 01 439 2424 to request a form.
Completed forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted back to NUI’s head office on Merrion Square by 26 February 2023.
NUI graduates who are living overseas are entitled to register to vote and can vote in future Seanad elections from abroad through a postal vote.
Independent Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, who was first elected to the Seanad Éireann NUI panel in 2016, said “last year we celebrated the centenary of the Seanad, highlighting its strong record of driving major social change and progressive legislation. I also emphasised that as well as reflecting on the past, we need to look to the future and give everyone a vote in Seanad elections.”
“This is why I have co- sponsored the Seanad Reform Bill to widen the franchise. However, while I will continue to press for reform, I do strongly encourage all NUI graduates who have the opportunity to claim a vote to register before the 26 February deadline and make sure they are heard in the next Seanad Éireann elections.”
*Graduates from the following institutions with a degree or higher qualification are recognised NUI graduates: University College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Galway, Maynooth University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, National College of Art and Design, Shannon College of Hotel Management, St Angela’s College Sligo, Burren College of Art, Institute of Banking, Institute of Public Administration