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Referendum Commissioner says he wouldn't like to see posters regulated 'North Korean style'

The Commissioner is encouraging people to get out and vote tomorrow.

THE HEAD OF the Referendum Commission Kevin Cross says he would be against a strong regulation of campaign posters ahead of referendums.

Judge Cross made the comments when asked by TheJournal.ie if he would like to see posters being regulated.

I would be very adverse to introducing a North Korean style of regulation that stopped people expressing their views in a matter of public disputes such as this.

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

However, the judge did point out that it’s “not a matter for the Referendum Commission”, adding, “It’s a matter that the Oireachtas can make regulations about.”

Cross is encouraging voters to make sure they cast their vote on the two referendums tomorrow, he said:

Ireland is one of the few countries that allows people to vote on these matters.

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

“Voting is very important. It’s our right to decide. You’ve heard all the opinions, the experts, the pundits, …have all spoken.”

In the past there have been very close polls in this country, less than 10,000 votes decided- less than 1 vote in each ballot box in the country would have swung it the other way so if people don’t vote they are giving the decision to others.

Read: The answers to your questions ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum>

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