Friday 9 December 2016

Try a poster-free poll

Published 15/11/2015 | 02:30

Close-up of hand knocking on the door
Close-up of hand knocking on the door

Sir - Now that the General Election is almost upon us, I have a suggestion to make in relation to the eyesore that is election posters.

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Rather than plastering every lamppost, traffic sign and ESB pole with their airbrushed, smiling faces - perhaps making one or two 'cast-iron promises' to save the universe with their forward-thinking policies - the posters for all candidates should be limited to one designated area on the approach roads to every town and village, as well as one position in the centre of urban areas.

During the last European elections, I saw this understated practise in effect in Italy and was mightily impressed by the suitably subtle locations.

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