How to apply

Organisations can apply to the Referendum Commission to become an 'approved body' for the referendum. Approved bodies may have representatives present when postal ballot papers are being sent out and opened, at polling stations and at the counting of the vote.

Applicants must have

  • at least 300 members
  • an interest in the referendum
  • and a name which, in the opinion of the Commission, does not closely resemble the name of a political party registered in the Register of Political Parties
  • Please read the explanatory notes before completing the application form, which must be printed, then signed and sent to the Referendum Commission at 18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, D02 HE97.