Written Answers - Register of Electors

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 742 No. 2

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  418.  Deputy Terence Flanagan  Information on Terence Flanagan  Zoom on Terence Flanagan   asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government  Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan   the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5 is not eligible to vote in the presidential election; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26943/11]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan  Subject to age and residency requirements, a registered elector’s citizenship determines the polls at which he or she is entitled to vote. British Citizens may vote at Dáil, European Parliament and local elections. Irish Citizens alone are entitled to vote in Presidential elections and referendums.

While electoral law is subject to ongoing review, I have no proposals at present to extend the current arrangements for voting by non — Irish citizens.


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