25/09/2013

Govt To Consider Extending Vote To Citizens Abroad

The Government is awaiting the outcome of a meeting being held to discuss extending the vote in presidential elections to citizens living abroad.

Following the meeting being held by the Convention on the Constitution, the government will decide if a referendum should be held on the issue.

It is understood that thousands of Irish citizens living abroad have responded to an online questionaire, seeking opinions on extending the vote.

Tom Arnold, chairman of the convention is quoted as saying that to day responses have been collected from 64 countries, which shows "the geographical reach of the Irish diaspora."

(MH/CD)

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