The Referendum Commission has launched its public information campaign providing impartial details about next month's vote on the Eighth Amendment. 

The commission has published an explanation of the current legal position in relation to the termination of pregnancy, the proposed change, and the legal effect of both a Yes vote and No vote. 

The independent body was set up to explain the referendum proposal, promote public awareness and encourage people to vote. 

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Referendum Commission chairperson Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy said the commission's job is to provide a simple, clear and independent explanation for the referendum proposal.

She added that the commission has no role in telling people what they can say or fact-checking anything claimed by either side.

Its information guidelines for the referendum can be accessed on its dedicated website .

A printed copy of its independent guide will be distributed to every home in the country. 

The commission is advising people to check to ensure they are on the electoral register and that their details are correct.

Voters can check the electoral register online at or by contacting their local authority office.

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