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More than 120,000 under-25s 'are not registered' to vote

Figures reveal that ­thousands of young ­people may not be on the electoral register, writes Claire Mc Cormack

Claire Mc Cormack

Published 26/04/2015 | 02:30

In a close vote in the referendum on marriage equality, the high number of disenfranchised young voters could be crucial
In a close vote in the referendum on marriage equality, the high number of disenfranchised young voters could be crucial

MORE than 120,000 18-to-25-year-olds - the age group most likely to vote 'yes' in the gay marriage referendum - are not on the electoral register, according to new figures supplied to the Sunday Independent.

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In a close vote in the referendum on marriage equality, the high number of disenfranchised young voters could be crucial.

The new figures suggest that more than 33,000 young people may not be registered in Dublin. Cork City and county has 27,178 non-registered young voters, while Co Galway is in third position with 13,724.

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