Ballotbox.ie is now allowing Irish expats to cast a symbolic ballot in this year’s general election in Ireland. The site is aimed at the three million Irish passport holders living abroad.
The site opened on Monday and will remain open until 12:00 GMT on Tuesday 22. Only those living outside of Ireland will be able to cast a ballot.
The site’s organisers, who are based in Canada, have done a brilliant job at calling attention to the disenfranchisement of our emigrants. They have had much positive press coverage – highlighting the fact that emigrant voting is viewed as an increasingly normal part of expat life around the world.
A sampling of the press coverage:
- Symbolic voting begins for Irish emigrants living abroad – Irish Central
- Emigrants to have symbolic online ballot for election – Irish Times
- Ballotbox.ie opens for Irish emigrants to cast symbolic vote – SiliconRepublic.com (I’m quoted in here).
Cast your vote at http://www.ballotbox.ie.