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# Voting Rights

Last year
Biden's push to save voting rights agenda appears doomed as key US senator opposes changes
Biden argues that the national voting rights bills are vital to preserving US democracy.
All time
A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections
The Minister of State for Electoral Reform has said that a “stand alone” referendum on the issue would be his preference.
Campaigners want to 'bust some myths' about presidential voting rights for citizens abroad
We’ve been promised a referendum on the issue later this year.
Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country
The changes won’t be in place before the May election date
Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left
Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.
These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
Which way will you vote?
Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president
A poll has found support for extending voting rights at 27%.
Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'
Allowing emigrants to vote will help preserve a connection and sense of identity, will end the unnecessary spectacle of coming home to vote, writes Danny Rigg.
Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?
In 2019, another three referendums will take place.
You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.
Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'
It’s time for Ireland to catch up with our EU neighbours, and give emigrants the vote, writes Senator Billy Lawless.
Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy
Extending voting rights to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would strengthen, expand and enrich our democratic system, writes James Doorley.
'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'
The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.
'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad
Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.
Poll: Should Irish emigrants be allowed vote for the Irish president?
Are Irish citizens abroad unfairly left out?
Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here's why...
A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.
Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks
A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.
"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.
What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?
What once an aspirational concept is now a very real reality for many Irish families.
Police called after UK rottweiler registered to vote
The dog’s name is Zeus and he is 63 in dog years.
Column: Why has the Government ignored the Irish diaspora – again?
The timeframe for the Government to respond to the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention regarding the voting rights of Irish abroad has elapsed, write Oliver Moran and Sarah Cantwell.
'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora
Gerry Adams has called for a raft of changes to how Irish abroad are treated here.
Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
Plan to increase Seanad voters by 650,000 published
Minister Phil Hogan said that the expansion is overdue.
If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side
The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.
Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16
The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.
Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote
In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.
Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore
However, the Tánaiste says that the extension is currently only being considered for presidential elections.