In Ireland, October referendum set to determine whether to amend constitution allowing diaspora to vote in presidential elections

By Brett Mason, 20 June
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon (photo credit: SBS News)
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon (photo credit: SBS News)
Irish voters are likely to decide on whether or not to extend the vote in presidential elections to Irish citizens abroad in October. In March 2017, the Irish government committed to a referendum asking if the Constitution should be amended. The ballot, originally slated for June, will now be held in October, with opinion polls suggesting it is likely to succeed - dramatically increasing the size of the electorate by the time the change kicks in from 2025.
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