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#Electoral Reform

# electoral-reform - This year 2022

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting for MEPs from other countries? It could be on the way

Jun 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,977 Views 21 Comments

The proposal would see Ireland retain its 13 MEP seats – but also vote for MEPs in a new pan-European constituency.

# electoral-reform - Last year 2021

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced

Jan 8th 2021, 1:25 PM 9,822 Views 15 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.

# electoral-reform - All time

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

Jul 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,485 Views 21 Comments

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:37 PM 10,107 Views 97 Comments

The Government now intends to reform and modernise the electoral registration process.

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Dec 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,621 Views 82 Comments

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system

Jun 10th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,819 Views 29 Comments

Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.

This TD wants to radically change the way we elect him and his 157 colleagues
# Ending Parish Pump
# Ending Parish Pump

This TD wants to radically change the way we elect him and his 157 colleagues

Feb 12th 2015, 2:18 PM 20,477 Views 113 Comments

Brendan Griffin has proposed a way of potential ending ‘parish pump’ politics.

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

Aug 27th 2013, 2:25 PM 3,041 Views 27 Comments

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers'
# Constitutional Covention
# Constitutional Covention

People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers'

Jun 10th 2013, 8:08 AM 6,911 Views 28 Comments

The Constitutional Convention has made a number of recommendations on reforming politics in Ireland.

Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options
# Get Out The Vote
# Get Out The Vote

Could Ireland change how it elects its TDs? Here are the options

May 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,472 Views 35 Comments

The Constitutional Convention has agreed that changes to Dáil elections might also include an entirely new electoral system.

The system for electing TDs could be about to face a massive overhaul
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

The system for electing TDs could be about to face a massive overhaul

May 19th 2013, 1:39 PM 8,283 Views 56 Comments

The 100-member Constitutional Convention has voted to investigate “an entirely new electoral system” for picking TDs.

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

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

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,675 Views 36 Comments

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.

Police in Malaysia fire tear gas at protesters, arrest 1,667
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

Police in Malaysia fire tear gas at protesters, arrest 1,667

Jul 9th 2011, 6:31 PM 336 Views 2 Comments

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.

UK fixes date for referendum to change election system
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK fixes date for referendum to change election system

Feb 17th 2011, 2:42 PM 755 Views 0 Comments

The UK will hold only its second-ever national referendum on May 5, when voters will decide on dropping ‘first past the post’.