Friday, March 17, 2017

#IRELAND: Plans To Extend The Vote To Irish Living Abroad Fraught With Challenges

[world politics news]

Politicians and academics alike say that plans to consider extending the vote to those Irish living abroad - perhaps as early as 2025 - carry with them logistical, financial, and ethical challenges. No one really knows how many ex-pats live outside of Ireland, and how much it would cost to create a system to collect ballots from them. And a lack of knowledge of local issues could negate the votes of those living in-country, say experts. Some who carry Irish passports only engage with the country on St Patrick’s Day.


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