UCD Students' Union organise huge carpool to get students home to vote 5 years ago

UCD Students' Union organise huge carpool to get students home to vote

Carpool karaoke is optional.

Thousands of people in Ireland will undergo long treks across the country tomorrow in order to return home and vote in the constituency in which they are registered.


Not everyone has access to their own car to be able to do so, however and with that in mind, the UCD Students’ Union have come up with a great idea to get students home to vote.

The UCD SU are organising a huge carpool to match students driving home to vote this Friday with students who are stuck for a lift and anyone can apply to be a part of it right here.


Drivers sound enough to offer space in their car to cash-strapped, stranded voters will be given the chance to win the cost of their petrol back and all that's needed is a video or photo of the drive home to be posted to the UCD SU Facebook page.

Commenting on the Carpool initiative, UCD Students' Union Campaigns and Communications Officer, Cian Byrne said: "We're doing everything we can to ensure a record-breaking student turnout for this election, especially as recent polls show that the appetite for real change is there. 83% of 18 - 35 year olds intend to vote on Friday!

“As we all saw last summer, young people voting is key to social reform and UCDSU are committed to seeing students pack out the polling stations after a year working on issues like housing, college fees, youth suicide, sexual consent and abortion.

“Students' Unions across the country have helped register over 80,000 new voters ahead of this Friday and now we must ensure that those voters are mobilized in a general election that otherwise promises more of the same."


If you want to get involved as a provider or a recipient of a lift home to vote, click here for more information.