They can’t be here to vote…
David Burns writes:
Under Irish electoral law, the vast majority of emigrants are excluded from voting in the upcoming referendum on May 22.
Our legislation is amongst the most restrictive in Europe regarding an overseas vote. 60,000+ emigrants can potentially vote under law if they return home but most Irish abroad are disenfranchised.
This video from the recently launched “#BeMyYes” campaign puts out a message from across the world from those people – including James Vincent McMorrow, Peter Stringer and Laura Whitmore.