Skip to content
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change your settings or learn more here.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
President Michael D Higgins during a trip to Australia.
President Michael D Higgins during a trip to Australia.
Image: PA Images

Poll: Will you vote to extend presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad?

The referendum could happen next year.
Dec 28th 2019, 8:01 AM 30,273 75

THE VOTE ON extending the vote in presidential elections to Irish citizens abroad was supposed to be held in October but did not take place

With Brexit occupying much of the political headspace in 2019, the vote is now more than likely happening next year instead. 

The text of the bill was published in September and basically proposes that all Irish citizens over 18 be allowed vote for their president. This would make it different from Dáil elections which require that voters be Irish citizens and live in Ireland. 

Campaigners in favour have argued that most democratic countries allow citizens living abroad participate in democracy in some way. Opponents say that the change is not needed.

So what do you think?

Poll: Will you vote to extend presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad?


Poll Results:

No (6240)
Yes (3804)
Don't know (483)



Send a tip to the author

Rónán Duffy

COMMENTS (75)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

     
    cancel reply
    Back to top