GSP 16-18 Presidential & Referendum Mailings
I wish to appraise you of the agreed arrangements with An Post for the mailings associated with the Presidential Election and the Referendum on a proposed amendment to the Constitution, which is scheduled for the 26th October 2018.
A definitive arrival delivery schedule will be advised locally by the Company. Delivery payment rates for the candidates’ ‘Litir um Thoghchán’ election postings will be at 17c for each household delivered to. At this stage the Company is not able to predict the extent of such postings as the nomination period ends on the 26th September 2018. Neither is it possible to predict the final number of candidates. However, as soon as it becomes available, the Company will forward a draft schedule of the election material to the Union. All election material must be delivered in full at least two days before the polling day.
The Referendum Commission will issue an information pamphlet to be delivered via the standard Publicity Post service. Rates for payment will be at the interim rates set in Company Circular 17/2012. This information pamphlet will arrive into the mail centres a number of weeks prior to the voting date and all booklets should be fully delivered by Friday the 19th October 2018. The Referendum material should be delivered to all addresses, including businesses and houses displaying a ‘no junk mail’ sign. It is critical that the mailing is not bundled with any other publicity post mailing.
It is expected that polling cards will begin arriving in offices from the second week of October. Delivery of these cards may be commenced immediately on receipt and these must be delivered in full at least two days before the polling day. Whilst local arrangements will be put in place to divide polling cards on receipt, the utilisation of spare capacity within the DSU/DSO will be made in the first instance for this work. In this instance, postings will be at 17c for each household delivered to.