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# Electoral Reform

Last year
# Electoral Reform
Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way
The proposal would see Ireland retain its 13 MEP seats – but also vote for MEPs in a new pan-European constituency.
All time
# Electoral Reform
Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.
# Better late than never
Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.
# Electoral Reform
The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier
The Government now intends to reform and modernise the electoral registration process.
# Electoral Reform
The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register
Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.
# Electoral Reform
Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system
Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.
# Ending Parish Pump
This TD wants to radically change the way we elect him and his 157 colleagues
Brendan Griffin has proposed a way of potential ending ‘parish pump’ politics.
# constitutional convention
Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies
More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.
# Constitutional Covention
People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers'
The Constitutional Convention has made a number of recommendations on reforming politics in Ireland.
# Get out the vote
Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options
The Constitutional Convention has agreed that changes to Dáil elections might also include an entirely new electoral system.
# Dáil Reform
The system for electing TDs could be about to face a massive overhaul
The 100-member Constitutional Convention has voted to investigate “an entirely new electoral system” for picking TDs.
# Voting
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.
# Malaysia
Police in Malaysia fire tear gas at protesters, arrest 1,667
Malaysia’s biggest political rally in four years has ended with hundreds of arrests, as protesters defied warnings to stay at home and electoral reform.
# United Kingdom
UK fixes date for referendum to change election system
The UK will hold only its second-ever national referendum on May 5, when voters will decide on dropping ‘first past the post’.