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#Weekend voting

# weekend-voting - Monday 1 February, 2016

Nearly everyone wants the election held on a Friday

A new poll shows strong support for Friday over Thursday.

# weekend-voting - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children's referendum

The Union of Students in Ireland has been criticised by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell in the wake of the low turnout in the children’s referendum last weekend.

# weekend-voting - Monday 12 November, 2012

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting

Alan Farrell hopes to introduce legislation that would see all elections and referenda held on weekends or rest days and insists he has not been deterred by Saturday’s low turnout.

# weekend-voting - Friday 22 June, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends Voting This post contains a poll

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.