poll shows majority favour emigrant voting rights

20 Dec

An online poll now going on at website is currently showing that about 60% of respondents favour emigrant voting rights, with only 38% saying those who leave should lose their vote.

The question asked is “Do you think Irish citizens living abroad should be able to vote in Irish national elections?”. As of now, with nearly 500 respondents, the results are:

  • 50% say, “Yes, without conditions”
  • 11% say, “In some circumstances, such as Seanad only”
  • 38% ticked, “No, they don’t live here anymore”

The poll was prompted by a mention of a Sunday Times article by Eleanor Fitzsimons entitled “Diaspora demand their say” on yesterday’s Marian Finucaine programme.

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